Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Crestview, FL
Patients’ Rights Are Our Top Priority
Health care professionals have the ability to change lives for the better, but when negligent, they can do more harm than good. In fact, such negligence has led to long-term injury, disability, and even death. Fortunately, injured patients and their loved ones have the right to hold negligent health care professionals accountable for medical malpractice through a legal claim and, if needed, a civil lawsuit.
At Michles & Booth, our trial attorneys advocate for injured patients in the civil justice system. We will not let a doctor, nurse, anesthesiologist, surgeon, OB/GYN, or other health care provider get away with medical malpractice. In fact, we have a track record of success in holding such providers accountable:
- $26.2 million jury award obtained for a Rezulin (a diabetes drug) case that incentivized the defense to reach an undisclosed settlement with our clients;
- $750,000 jury award obtained for an unnecessary gynecologic surgery resulting in complications;
- $480,000 jury award obtained for a botched cataract surgery.
Past results do not guarantee a similar outcome for your case. However, when you work with us, you will be backed by the same trial lawyers whose legal prowess attained these results. There are no fees unless we win your case, so there is zero risk to working with our award-winning firm!
Call Michles & Booth at (800) 848-6168 to speak with a Crestview medical malpractice attorney in a free case review.
Common Types of Medical Malpractice
A few common examples of medical malpractice include but are not limited to the following:
- Misdiagnosis, including delayed diagnosis
- Prescription and other pharmaceutical errors
- Failing to take a patient’s medical history into account
- Ignoring a patient’s symptoms, including those reported by the patient
- Administering the incorrect treatment
- Misreading lab results
- Anesthesia errors
- Surgical errors
The medical industry is vast, which means there are numerous ways in which care and/or treatment could go wrong. It is important to note that undesirable and unfavorable results do not necessarily constitute medical malpractice. Unfortunately, a medical professional can do everything right, per industry standards, and a patient’s injury or health condition may persist. To file suit, you must be able to prove they made a mistake no competent health care provider would.
Medical malpractice may be difficult to establish on your own, as hospitals and clinics often cover up incidents of malpractice. Thankfully, an attorney can uncover the truth through investigating your case, reviewing medical records, and consulting medical experts. Contact an attorney today to discuss your case.
Who Is Liable for My Injuries?
While the malpractice was likely committed by one or more health care professionals, many medical malpractice lawsuits are filed against the hospital, clinic, or care center at which the patient was treated. This is because employers are required by law to ensure that their employees are practicing in accordance with industry standards.
It is possible to file suit against the individual health care professional if they were an independent contractor when you were under their care; this designation typically only applies to some doctors, however.
Fight for Your Full Compensation
If you have been injured, you are likely entitled to compensation for your damages. Florida’s statute of limitations requires that injured patients file suit within two years of the date the malpractice was committed or the time this malpractice was discovered. There are exceptions to this deadline, but it is best to reach out to a lawyer regarding your rights as soon as possible.
Legal work does not have to be tiring or stressful for you. At Michles & Booth, we will handle all the complexities of your case on your behalf. We have in-house investigators and a board-certified medical doctor on our legal team to assist our seasoned lawyers in investigating, building, and asserting your case.
We are recognized among the state’s preeminent practices, with acclaim from the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Super Lawyers®, the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, Best Attorneys of America, The National Trial Lawyers, and more. Our renowned legal team is prepared to apply our extensive legal knowledge and practical experience to help you maximize your compensation—which may cover medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, etc.—and gain peace of mind.
Contact a Crestview medical malpractice lawyer online today. If we don’t win your lawsuit, you won’t be charged a dime!
Care for Our Community
Our firm is extremely active in the community, and we are committed to giving back.
With a team of over 80 staff, you will receive the attention and care that you deserve!
Our firm has the experience and the qualifications to fight and win for you.
No Case Is Too Big or Too Small
Our team is dedicated to our clients, and we are not afraid to take a case to trial.