Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Tallahassee Florida
We at the Moye Law Firm place a great deal of trust in medical professionals, especially when they are prescribing medications or performing surgical procedures. Many patients do not even feel comfortable asking too many questions or disagreeing with healthcare professionals. While this trust is often well earned, egregious errors may occur even within the medical community.
If your life has been affected by the poor decisions of a doctor, hospital worker, or pharmaceutical company or the negligent administration of a hospital you are not to blame. The Tallahassee medical malpractice attorneys of the Moye Law Firm can work closely with you to investigate whether you have a case against the parties responsible for your injuries.
Defining Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice is committed whenever a doctor or other medical worker fails to meet the professional standards of his or her field. The question to be answered in a medical malpractice lawsuit is whether the treatment rendered significantly deviated from an acceptable standard of care which deviation caused serious damages. Not every bad outcome provides the basis for a medical malpractice claim.
For example, consider a doctor who prescribes a standard treatment for a problem, such as aspirin for a headache. If the aspirin does not happen to work for you, the doctor may not be to blame, as he or she was behaving reasonably. It is not necessarily malpractice when treatment simply does not work as well as you and your doctor hoped.
On the other hand, consider a doctor who prescribes a nonstandard treatment, even though a standard treatment was available. For example, instead of aspirin, the doctor gives you an experimental drug that has not been tested on patients with headaches. If this new drug harms you, you may be able to win compensation for your injuries from the doctor who prescribed it. This kind of medical error is called improper treatment.
Other common examples of medical malpractice include:
- Surgical errors
- Infections spread through hospitals
- Medication errors
Our team of medical malpractice lawyers believes there is simply no excuse for harmful and preventable mistakes.
Contact a Medical Malpractice Attorney
The Moye Law Firm is committed to protecting patients’ rights by holding careless medical professionals including doctors, hospital workers, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and hospital administrators responsible for the damage they cause. If you or someone you love has been injured due to potential medical malpractice, contact David Moye, an experienced medical malpractice attorney, and his team at the Moye Law Firm to discuss the details of your case. Call 1 850 224-6693 (224-MOYE) today to schedule a free initial consultation with a Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Tallahassee Florida.