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Panama City Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Sound Counsel for Medical Malpractice Claims in Florida 

When it comes to caring for your health, patients and families invest a lot of trust in doctors and treating physicians. However, no industry is immune to human error, and the medical industry is no exception. Sadly, many Floridians suffer harm stemming from medical negligence every year.

Medical malpractice can result in patients living a reduced quality of life and shouldering many financial and emotional burdens, from unemployment to disability to future health complications. If you were victimized by a negligent physician in Panama City or the surrounding area, our medical malpractice lawyers can guide your steps wisely and carefully to maximize the value of your claim. With over 15 years of experience, you can count on Perry & Young, P.A. to provide the customized legal solutions you require to seek justice and compensation. 

If you or a loved one was a victim of medical malpractice, our dedicated lawyers are here to help. Call (850) 215-7777 to request a free consultation. 

Common Medical Malpractice Cases We Handle

When it comes to safeguarding your health and exercising your rights after medical malpractice, securing trusted representation is crucial to recovering full damages. Fortunately, our medical malpractice attorneys represent clients in various types of medical malpractice in Panama City and beyond, including

  • Birth Injuries
  • Misdiagnosis 
  • Surgical Errors
  • Prescription Errors
  • Delayed Diagnosis

If you were injured by medical negligence, our firm can fight for the justice you rightfully deserve. Contact us online to discuss your case.

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What Constitutes Medical Malpractice? 

In Florida, medical malpractice is a legal term that refers to negligence or misconduct committed by healthcare professionals, such as doctors, nurses, or hospitals, that results in harm or injury to a patient. It occurs when these professionals deviate from the standard of care expected in their field, leading to avoidable errors or mistakes.

Medical malpractice can happen due to various reasons, from failure to provide adequate treatment to the improper administration of anesthesia. Such negligent acts can cause significant physical, emotional, and financial harm to patients and their families, making it all the more crucial to turn to a medical malpractice lawyer you can trust to prioritize your needs and fight for the full compensation you deserve.

There are many causes of medical malpractice, including:

  • Negligence: When healthcare providers fail to meet the standard of care expected in their profession, it can result in harm to the patients.
  • Lack of communication: Inadequate communication between healthcare professionals regarding patient history, medications, and treatment plans can lead to errors and harmful outcomes.
  • Inadequate training or supervision: If healthcare professionals are not properly trained or supervised, it can increase the likelihood of errors and negligence.
  • Fatigue or burnout: Healthcare professionals who work long hours or experience high levels of stress and fatigue may be more prone to making mistakes and thus inflicting harm.

Your Dedicated Attorneys

  • You Only Pay When You Collect

    Our work is conducted on a contingent fee basis. This means that you pay nothing unless we make a recovery on your behalf.

  • Experienced Trial Attorneys

    Each case is assigned to a lead attorney and a supporting attorney. This ensures continuity during the legal process and enables us to provide responsive service.

  • Hundreds of Millions Recovered

    At Perry & Young Law Firm, we take pride in championing the rights of our clients. We have secured hundreds of millions for our clients. 

Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Claim?

To successfully initiate a medical malpractice lawsuit in Florida, it’s necessary to establish the following elements:

  • Causation

    Causation is a crucial element that must be proven to hold a healthcare provider liable for medical malpractice in Florida. It establishes a direct link between the healthcare provider's negligence or breach of duty and the harm suffered by the patient.

    Causation essentially means showing that the negligent actions or omissions of the healthcare provider were the cause of the patient's injuries or worsened their condition. Without establishing causation, claimants fail to prove that the healthcare provider's negligence directly led to the harm suffered by the patient.

  • Damages

    Finally, the injured patient must show they suffered harm as a result of the doctor’s negligence. If there are no losses to be compensated, the medical malpractice claim will be dismissed or denied. “Harm” encompasses a wide range of injuries, and it’s important to note that this includes both physical and mental health conditions, in addition to emotional implications.

    There are two primary types of damages that can be recovered in medical malpractice cases. They include:

    1. Economic Damages: These damages are financial losses suffered by the victim as a direct result of the medical malpractice incident. These damages are quantifiable and typically involve tangible costs, such as medical expenses, lost wages, and rehabilitation therapy.
    2. Non-Economic Damages: Also referred to as general damages, non-economic damages are meant to compensate the victim for intangible losses that are more difficult to quantify, such as emotional distress, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and scarring or disfigurement.
  • Breach of Duty

    Claimants must establish that the physician breached their duty by acting negligently, such as failing to get informed consent, ignoring patient history, or failing to provide appropriate follow-up care. Common examples of breaches of duty by medical personnel include:

    • Prescribing an incorrect medication or dosage
    • Failing to diagnose a health issue promptly or entirely
    • Discharging a patient from a medical facility prematurely
    • Failing to review a patient’s history or current medications
    • Disregarding, overlooking, or misreading test, lab, or imaging results

Importance of Hiring a Trusted Panama City Lawyer

It’s vital to seek sound counsel from a medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible after sustaining an injury due to medical negligence. Our Panama City medical malpractice lawyers play a crucial role in helping clients establish causation after negligence. With former legal investigators on our team and over a decade of experience, you can count on our firm to assist with: 

  • Gathering evidence: A lawyer will thoroughly investigate the case and gather all relevant medical records, expert opinions, and other evidence necessary to establish causation. This may include reviewing medical charts, test results, treatment plans, and consulting with medical experts to analyze the impact of the healthcare provider's negligence.
  • Arranging expert testimonies: In medical malpractice cases, expert witnesses are often utilized to provide professional opinions on causation. Our lawyers can work closely with reputable medical experts willing to testify in your favor by explaining how the healthcare provider's negligence directly caused your injuries.
  • Establishing causation: To establish causation, it’s crucial to demonstrate that the healthcare provider's actions deviated from the accepted standard of care. Our firm can help you gather expert opinions and medical literature to define and establish the appropriate standard of care to show that the offending physician deviated from it, resulting in direct harm to you. 
  • Analyzing alternative causes: Defendants in medical malpractice cases often argue that factors other than the healthcare provider's negligence caused the patient's injuries. Our lawyers are familiar with these tactics, empowering us to analyze and address these alternative causes and present compelling evidence to demonstrate that negligence was the direct cause of harm.   
  • Strengthening your case: Our team can work diligently to assemble a well-researched case that clearly establishes causation. Our firm helps victims seek justice by presenting compelling arguments, organizing evidence, and presenting each case as effectively as possible.

Our compassionate lawyers at Perry & Young, P.A. have extensive experience representing the wrongfully injured in various cases, from birth injuries to workers’ compensation disputes to motor vehicle accidents. If you or a loved one was injured by medical malpractice in Panama City or the surrounding area, our firm has the in-depth knowledge necessary to fight for justice. With two former legal investigators on our team and over 15 years representing clients, you can trust our attorneys to work tirelessly for just compensation on your behalf.

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Client's Love Us

At Perry & Young, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    "They treated me like family."
    Perry & Young Law Firm represented me with my discrimination case. Mrs. Jeanetta Brown conducted my intake and was a great pleasure to work with! From the beginning of initial contact to the end of my settlement, they treated me like family. The defendants wanted to treat me as a nuance, but my Perry & Young Law Firm didn’t treat me as such and made sure I was fairly compensated. I appreciate their patience, handling my case with care, and respect!
    - Brittany P.
    "This law firm is who you need to call if you have an injury."

    This law firm is who you need to call if you have an injury. I had the pleasure of working with Ryan and team; all who were prompt and knowledgeable both in informing me of updates or answering any questions I had. Thank you again!

    - Ann D.
    "After being wrongfully terminated, Ryan fought hard to get the justice I deserved!"
    After being told I didn't have a case from three other attorneys, I contacted Ryan who took my case. After being wrongfully terminated, Ryan fought hard to get the justice I deserved! Jeannetta was great and kept me updated without me having to harass them lol... I won my lawsuit and was pleased with the results. I highly recommend Ryan and his team Jeanetta! They will give you the justice you deserve!
    - Victoria B.
    "They made sure to communicate with me every time there were changes or more information in my case."
    Team Howell: Ted, Kris and Trina. They were excellent to work with, they made sure to communicate with me every time there were changes or more information in my case. They guided me and advised me through every step in my case. They are very friendly and welcoming. I could not ask for a better group to represent me. I am truly thankful for them.
    - Bob D.
    "Their support for their community is phenomenal."
    Perry & Young, P.A. is an amazing attorney office. Their support for their community is phenomenal. They sponsor and constantly support many of the clubs and organizations in the Panhandle. I know personally that they sponsor the Cottondale FFA Chapter and supports us in anything we do
    - Kaitlyn H.
    "Phillip was very knowledgeable and willing to go the extra mile."
    Perry & Young is the best out there. I can't say enough about Phillip. Phillip communicated with me through the whole process, keeping me updated and answering any questions that I had. He was very knowledgeable and willing to go the extra mile. I would highly recommend Phillip hands down the best there is.
    - Brandy B.
    "Always willing to help EVERYONE in their surrounding community!"
    Perry & Young, P.A. is an amazing injury firm! They support many local clubs and school organizations around the Panhandle of Florida, including my FFA chapter at Cottondale High School. They are very friendly group of individuals and are always willing to help EVERYONE in their surrounding community!
    - Charlize R.
    "My guy Les McFatter was very professional and always a text or phone call away"

    I had a remarkable experience with Perry and Young. My guy Les McFatter was very professional and always a text or phone call away to answer any questions or concerns. He went above and beyond to make this experience as smooth as possible! Maggie Harris thank you for making communication so easy. Highly recommend! Thank you Les and Maggie!

    - Travis J.

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