Dade City Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Dade City Hospital Error Attorney
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When we reach out for medical help we truly place our lives in the hands of the medical professional we choose to see and trust that they will take care of us and won’t cause us any additional suffering or harm. Sadly, sometimes healthcare professionals break our trust and the results are usually devastating.

Health care providers are trained medical professionals that should take care of our health, but they are still human and can make mistakes. Medical professionals owe their patients a duty of care, known as a standard of care, meaning that they have guidelines on how they should proceed with providing medical care within their field of expertise. When a medical professional breaches their duty and this results in harm, illness, death or any other serious consequence to the patient, they should be held liable for the damages that result to the victim and/or their family.

Our skilled Dade City Medical Malpractice Attorneys at Whittel & Melton have the experience and abilities needed to handle even the most complex medical malpractice claims. We can help you obtain the full and fair financial compensation that you are entitled to under the law. Call us now at 727-847-2299 or contact us online to learn more about what we can do to help you.

About Whittel & Melton

Our legal team at Whittel & Melton has decades of combined experience representing victims of medical malpractice. We are recognized as top trial lawyers in the state of Florida and we are capable of handling even the most complex types of personal injury cases, including those involving medical malpractice or negligence.

At Whittel & Melton we know every client is special, and every case is completely unique, which is why we want to help you build an individual strategy that will fit all of your needs with the hopes of recovering damages for all the pain and suffering you have endured. We won’t stop fighting for your legal rights, and are committed to all of our clients and seeing that they are taken care of. Your health is of the utmost importance and we want you to be compensated accordingly so that you can obtain the best medical care for your suffering.

Call us today at 727-847-2299 or contact us online to find out more about how we can help you.

Medical Malpractice Explained

Medical malpractice happens when a medical provider fails to deliver the accepted standards of care to a patient, resulting in harm, injury or death to the patient.

What is the Standard of Care?

There are times when a medical practitioner’s failure to follow proper procedures results in serious mistakes that cause injuries or other negative effects to a patient’s health. Medical providers have a duty to their patients to prevent committing avoidable mistakes and follow proper protocols and procedures.

This duty is called a standard of care and failing to meet this criteria might be considered a breach or deviation of their duty, and when this deviation causes injuries to the patient, then medical malpractice has likely occurred. Our Dade City Medical Malpractice Attorneys at Whittel & Melton know how to properly investigate and prove any negligent actions that arise from a healthcare provider’s mistakes. We can evaluate your claim for free and give you our honest feedback on your chances of building a successful claim. Call us now at 727-847-2299 or contact us online for a free case evaluation.

Common Medical Malpractice Claims
  • Anesthesia Errors: When patients undergo a medical procedure or surgery, they often need anesthesia. However, if the anesthesiologist fails to give the correct doses to the patient, then this can lead to a stroke, brain damage, or even death.
  • Misdiagnosis: An incorrect diagnosis may actually be a life-threatening situation to a patient. When we seek medical care, we trust that the medical professionals involved will make the right diagnosis in order to care for our health and make us better. When a patient is not given the proper diagnosis, then this can lead to devastating results and valuable time to treat a specific disease might be lost.
  • Birth Injuries: A birth injury is any harm that happens during or right after birth, to the mother or the newborn child. These injuries are usually caused by lack of proper attention/care during labor and delivery.
  • Wrong Prescription: When a patient is given the wrong prescription medications or the wrong doses, then this can cause serious harm.
  • Surgical Mistakes: These can happen when surgeons perform the wrong operation on you or perform surgery on the wrong body part, etc. There are many things that can go wrong during surgery, but preventable mistakes from being tired, stressed, overworked, or an oversight are unacceptable.

The above list is not exhaustive, so there are many other circumstances and situations that can lead to a valid claim for medical malpractice. If you or someone you love has been the victim of nursing home errors, emergency room mistakes, early discharge, bone fractures, brain damage, nerve injuries, wrongful death, etc then this might constitute medical negligence or malpractice. Call our Dade City Medical Malpractice Attorneys at Whittel & Melton today at 727-847-2299 or contact us online for a free consultation.

Are Only Doctors Liable for Medical Malpractice?

No, actually all health care providers owe their patients a duty of care and are responsible for the damages made to a patient due to a mistake, including the following:

  • Obstetricians
  • Surgeons
  • Dentists
  • Nurses
  • Midwives
  • Optometrists
  • Cardiologists
  • Pharmacists
  • Phlebotomists
  • Medical Technicians
What Damages Can I Recover from Medical Malpractice?

You may be able to recover economic and non-economic damages caused by medical negligence, including:

  • Medical bills (past, present, and future)
  • Surgeries
  • Treatments
  • Therapies
  • Medicines
  • Special accommodations at home
  • Car accommodations
  • Lost wages
  • Lost of job opportunities
  • Nursing companionship
  • Pain
  • Suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Disability
  • Emotional suffering
How Much is My Case Worth?

Every case is unique and each claim will have its own specific value based on the facts of what happened. There are many factors that may affect your financial recovery including, your age, your salary, your overall health, severity of the injuries, needs after injuries and numerous other factors that may arise based on your specific situation.

Our goal at Whittel & Melton is to get you the best possible financial award, so that you can have a better future. We are committed to helping victims of medical malpractice in Dade City and throughout the state of Florida. By meeting with us in a free initial consultation, we can go over your potential claim in depth and answer all of your questions. Once we have a better understanding of your case, then we can conduct our own investigation and determine what steps to take next.

Contact Us Now For Help with Your Medical Malpractice Claim

Our Dade City Medical Malpractice Attorneys at Whittel & Melton will not charge you any fees to get started on your case. We understand that you are already under tremendous stress from your injuries and suffering, so we do not want to add anything else to your plate. We will help you build a case right now and pursue maximum compensation. We urge you to not delay in contacting us for help as you have limited time to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. These claims are often complex and can take years to complete. Let us help walk you through the process and make sure you fully understand your rights. Call us today at 727-847-2299 or contact us online to learn more.

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