Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Fort Walton Beach, FL
Strengthening Patients’ Rights for 80+ Years
Health care providers are highly educated professionals who undergo extensive training in their areas of practice. As such, we trust that our health care providers will act according to medical industry standards when we are under their care — this is, unfortunately, not always true. When they commit malpractice, whether through intentional or unintentional negligence, they can be held liable for the injuries and damages that result.
If medical negligence has caused you injury, Michles & Booth’s attorney team is prepared to help you file a medical malpractice lawsuit. We regularly achieve groundbreaking recoveries for our clients, such as:
- $26.2 million jury award for the plaintiffs of a Rezulin (a diabetes drug) trial that spurred the defense to settle for an undisclosed amount right before the ruling was delivered;
- $750,000 jury award for a teenager who was subjected to unnecessary gynecologic surgery and suffered complications as a result; and
- $480,000 jury award for a woman who lost the use of her right eye following a botched cataract surgery.
At our firm, we exclusively represent victims of negligence because when it comes to the civil justice system, they often have the short end of the stick. If you work with us, we will help put the ball in your court with our award-winning legal skills and client-centered approach.
Take the first step today — call (800) 848-6168 to schedule your free consultation with a Fort Walton Beach medical malpractice lawyer.
What Is Medical Malpractice?
Any medical professional may commit medical malpractice: an intentional or unintentional act that deviates from the accepted standard of care, injuring the patient. It is important to highlight that a mistake or undesirable outcome does not constitute medical malpractice.
For a valid case to exist, you must be able to prove that a doctor, nurse, OB-GYN, surgeon, or other medical professional made a negligent mistake, such as the following:
- Surgical errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Pharmaceutical errors
- Misinterpreted laboratory results
- Failed to properly treat a condition
- Failed to consider a patient’s medical history
- Ignored a patient’s self-reported symptoms
Essentially, if they made a mistake that no other competent medical professional would have, then it is likely that they acted negligently and committed malpractice. It may be hard to figure out whether this applies to your case — medical professionals often attempt to cover up instances of malpractice. A knowledgeable lawyer can provide key insight into and counsel regarding the matter.
Who Is Responsible for Medical Malpractice?
Many medical malpractice lawsuits are not brought against the offending medical professional but rather against their place of employment (i.e. a hospital or clinic). Employers have an obligation to ensure that their employees are up to industry standards so that patient injury does not occur. If the medical professional was an independent contractor at the time, then the lawsuit would be filed against them instead of the hospital/clinic. Most often, this applies to doctors.
Please note: In most cases, medical malpractice victims only have two years to formally file a lawsuit against the correct negligent party.
Skilled, Compassionate Legal Counsel
Legal action may seem daunting, but if you have been seriously injured, it may be the only way to hold the negligent medical professional liable. Our trial lawyers are prepared to handle your case on your behalf, allowing you to focus on regaining your health. We also accept cases in which medical malpractice led to a loved one’s wrongful death.
Depending on your case, you could recover damages including but not limited to:
- Funeral/burial expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of quality of life
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Medical expenses
- Past and future lost wages
We at Michles & Booth know legal action is about more than just paying off debts related to the accident, however; we genuinely care about winning justice for you. We will apply our more than 80 years of collective experience when fighting for your rights and for the safety of future patients.
Contact us online today to discuss your case with a Fort Walton Beach medical malpractice attorney.
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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.