Pensacola Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Millions Recovered For Our Clients
Worldwide, medical errors are the third leading cause of death. If you suspect that medical malpractice has occurred during your or a loved one's treatment, consult with a Pensacola medical malpractice lawyer at The Watson Firm, PLLC. We will help you prove your medical treatment was negligent and fight for your right to just compensation that will fund your recovery and ongoing care.
There are time limits to file a lawsuit against a hospital or healthcare provider, so reach out to a local attorney as soon as possible to discuss your case. Contact The Watson Firm, PLLC as soon as possible to preserve your right to seek compensation for your injuries.
Medical Malpractice Cases in Florida
Medical errors can result in serious injury, permanent impairment, and even death. Approximately 80% of problems in the healthcare system are caused by human error. At The Watson Firm, PLLC, we handle all types of medical malpractice cases and charge no fees unless we win your case and recover monetary compensation for your injuries. The most common medical malpractice claims include:
- Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis
- Failure to treat
- Birth injuries
- Medication errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Surgical errors
- Preventable infections
- Failure to follow patient instructions
- Failure to follow safety precautions
- Failure to obtain proper consent
Medical malpractice cases involve expenses that include obtaining medical records, retaining expert witnesses, taking depositions, and other litigation costs. However, you should not worry about the cost of litigation. The Watson Firm, PLLC pays all expenses associated with your medical malpractice case and we are only reimbursed for our expenses and legal representation if we win your case.
How Long Do I Have to File a Medical Malpractice Claim?
Since medical malpractice injuries are not always discovered right away, the statute of limitations to file a medical malpractice claim works a little differently than filing a personal injury claim. According to Fla. Stat. Ann. § 95.11, you have two years from the date you were injured or the date you discovered your injury to file a claim with a maximum amount of time to file a claim being four years. The statute of limitations can be a complex area of medical malpractice law, so call our firm today to learn how this law may affect your case.
Proving Medical Malpractice
Whether you are taking legal action against a doctor, hospital, specialist, or another medical professional or facility, you will need to show basic elements of proof. The burden of proof is heavy on the shoulders of the individual accusing a medical provider of malpractice.
While the intention behind this is to prevent fraudulent claims as well as to deter disgruntled patients from filing a lawsuit simply because they are unhappy with the results of their treatment, this can make proving genuine acts of malpractice difficult—especially since health providers tend to enlist experienced lawyers and medical experts to back them up. We will help you stand up against negligent medical providers by building you a strong claim that proves malpractice led to your injuries. In order to prove medical malpractice occurred you must be able to prove that:
- The doctor/facility you are suing owed you a legal duty of care,
- They failed to conform to the accepted standard of care, and
- That deviation constituted a breach of duty, which was a direct and proximate cause of your injuries.
Additionally, you need to show that you suffered damages as a result of the injuries. Request a copy of your medical records and bring them with you for your medical malpractice attorney to review.