Each year, thousands of people become the victim of medical malpractice. While medical providers such as doctors, nurses and hospitals play a vital role in our society, their errors in treatment can often times result in serious injury and death.
We rely on medical providers to help us with our medical issues, not to create more medical problems. Far too often, medical providers don't approach their patients with the caution and attention that is required, and their treatment becomes harmful instead of helpful.Victims of medical malpractice may experience any number of injuries as a result, including permanent bodily injury, death, dismemberment, or loss of use of one or more parts of the body. Medical malpractice can also put a financial strain on a family as medical bills pile up while the victim can no longer work. Many medical malpractice errors result in injuries that will require extensive treatment in the future, as well as continued nursing or rehabilitative care. Medical care is quite expensive and insurance may not pay for all the treatment necessary to provide the victim with the level of treatment that he or she deserves. At Ward & Barnes, our Pensacola medical malpractice attorneys focus on helping the victims of medical malpractice seek compensation for their injuries and we help them navigate the oftentimes complicated web created by medical bills, insurance, and government assistance.
Medical malpractice can occur in many different forms. Medical malpractice may result from a medical provider's failure to diagnose or treat a patient for a certain disease or condition. Malpractice may result from a medical provider's decision to use the wrong or inadequate treatment for a certain disease or condition. Medical malpractice may also result from a medical provider's delay in treatment or the failure to give the correct medicine to a patient. As well, medical malpractice may result from treatment from doctors, nurses, hospitals, pharmacies, and/or out-patient facilities.
Medical malpractice is a very complex area of law. It requires extensive scientific and medical knowledge. It also requires a deep understanding of the requirements of Florida law. Every medical malpractice case in Florida is regulated by a very particular series of laws for things such as presuit and discovery requirements, the standard of care, damages that can be claimed, and caps on damages. It is important that your attorney understand this highly complex intersection of law and science. At Ward & Barnes, our Pensacola medical malpractice attorneys are dedicated and prepared to pursue these difficult cases for our clients. If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, please feel free to contact us for a free consultation. Like all our injury cases, our Pensacola law firm never charges the client up front, and we only get paid if we make a recovery on your behalf.