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At Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner, our St. Petersburg medical malpractice lawyers defend your health and wellness through strong litigation. When a professional such as your family doctor gives poor advice or takes a risk that endangers your well-being, you’re entitled to be compensated. Whether you have suffered from a poor decision made by your physician or an accident that could have been avoided, we make certain that you’re on the receiving end of a malpractice insurance payout.
Medical malpractice claims in St. Petersburg and throughout Florida can become very challenging. Typically, these claims put the malpractice victim going up against well-funded medical practitioners, their insurance carriers, and their legal teams. When these incidents occur, it is crucial to have an advocate on your side who can match the resources of these other parties and conduct a complete investigation into the incident.
An attorney will not only gather the evidence needed to prove liability, but they will work with trusted medical professionals who can provide expert witness testimony and report to insurance carriers or testify to a personal injury jury.
Medical malpractice claims arise in many different ways in and around St. Petersburg. Some of the most common types of medical malpractice claims that we help clients with in this area include:
Our legal team fights on your behalf, investigating the cause of your injury and determining the type of medical malpractice you suffered. We then take action, bringing the case to court, if necessary, to attain compensation such as:
There is no set amount of compensation available to individuals who sustain injuries as a result of the negligence of a medical professional. Rather, the total compensation amounts for both economic and non-economic damages will vary depending on factors related to each particular claim. This includes the severity of the injury or illness caused by the malpractice, how long it takes for the patient to recover, whether or not a person can work, and if there is any long-term disability.
Physicians are supposed to care for us, but sometimes the doctor violates the trust inherent in the patient/doctor relationship. The St. Petersburg medical malpractice attorneys of Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner work diligently to hold doctors accountable. We aren’t just any lawyers — we are certified trial lawyers, meaning we have significant experience in arguing cases in court to achieve results.
Trust in our nearly 60 years of combined legal experience and our commitment to providing personal, affordable attention to you and your case. Call us today to schedule a free consultation — we will come to you.