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Medical malpractice is alarmingly common. According to data reported by Hofstra University’s Maurice A. Deane School of Law, one in 10 deaths in the United States can be attributed to medical negligence. The same report identifies Florida as one of the four states in the country with the highest number of medical malpractice cases. If you believe that you or a family member may be a victim of medical error, it is important that you speak with a Pensacola medical malpractice attorney promptly.
At Searcy Denney, we help individuals and families who are suffering due to their doctors’ and other health care providers’ mistakes. We handle all types of medical malpractice claims, from negligence resulting in birth injuries to failure to diagnose cancer. With offices in the Florida Panhandle, we handle claims against health care providers throughout Florida, and we represent local residents as well as patients who live elsewhere and received negligent medical treatment in Pensacola.
What, exactly, is malpractice? Broadly speaking, it is any form of medical treatment that falls below the accepted standard of care. All health care providers in Florida have an obligation to treat their patients with the care that patients deserve; and, when they fall short of this obligation, they can – and should – be held accountable.
Our Pensacola medical malpractice attorney handles all types of negligence-based claims against doctors, physician assistants, nurses, hospitals, clinics, and other providers and facilities. This includes, but is by no means limited to, claims involving:
Florida law allows victims of medical malpractice to recover full compensation for the costs of their injuries. This includes financial and non-financial costs (i.e. pain and suffering), and it covers all costs the victim can reasonably be expected to incur during his or her lifetime.
In most cases, victims of medical malpractice have two years from the date of their injury to file a claim for compensation. This can be extended in some cases. However, regardless of how long you have until the statute of limitations expires, we strongly recommend that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
Do you have concerns that you or a family member may be a victim of medical malpractice? If so, we encourage you to speak with a Pensacola medical malpractice attorney to find out if you have a claim. For a free, no-obligation consultation about your rights under Florida law, please call 888-711-9460 or get in touch with us online today.