Doctors and those who practice medicine have a very important and valuable role. While the majority of health care providers aim to exercise the highest standard of care for all patents, there are times when things can go gravely wrong. The law states that doctors are held to a higher standard of care when practicing medicine than the ordinary reasonable care owned by a lay person in conducting his or her daily affairs. As a result, when a doctor fails to maintain this heightened standard of care, the consequences can be disastrous.
Medical malpractice cases are generally sought by patients who have been harmed or injured due to poor medical provision by a doctor, nurse, technician, hospital, or medical worker. A variety of situations can lead to medical malpractice claim – from an error in anesthesia to failure to diagnose cancer.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a medical provider, it is important that you contact us immediately. Due to statute of limitations (i.e. how long you have to file your medical malpractice lawsuit) issues, you may only have a short period of time to file a case. Don’t let the complexity of the medical field make you a victim of negligence. The Walker Firm welcomes the opportunity to discuss your case with you. Call us today at (850) 383-8300 or contact us online!.
There is no greater pain than the loss of a loved one. During this loss, loved ones have to deal with not only grief and shock, but anxiety about the future, especially when that loss was unexpected or preventable. If you believe that a loved one died due to the avoidable actions of someone else, or you suspect that an accident that cuased the death of a loved one was preventableThe Walker Firm can help you. These actions may vary from Criminal behavior; Death during a supervised activity; Occupational exposure to hazardous conditions or substances; Automobile or airplane accident; Medical malpractice that results in a loved one’s death.
Sadly, insurance companies may try to settle a case very quickly after a loved one’s death…sometimes while the family is still in shock or during the grieving process. Unfortunately, offers to settle under such extreme circumstances are often far below what the loss really means to a family. The Walker Firm welcomes the opportunity to discuss your case with you. Call us today at (850) 383-8300 or contact us online!.
Every action a person takes has consequences, whether it is someone texting while driving, the owner of a business failing to properly train their employees, a bar owner failing to protect his patrons from criminal activity, or something as simple as an employee failing to clean a puddle of water in a grocery store aisle, when people don’t use reasonable care, other people suffer.
If you or a loved one is suffering from a serious personal injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, recklessness or intentional wrongdoing, or you believe someone else’s actions contributed in causing an injury, death, harm, or any type of damage – be it emotional or physical, the Walker Firm can assist you.
The law states that innocent individuals should not be made to pay for someone else’s negligence or misconduct. The Walker Firm welcomes the opportunity to discuss your case with you. Call us today at (850) 383-8300 or contact us online!.
Nursing Home Negligence
Nursing homes and various living assistance facilities are set up with the purpose of caring for elderly loved ones when they can no longer fully care for themselves. When the decisions to place an elderly family member in a nursing home it is with the best intention. The expectation is that they will care for these vulnerable members of our family with compassion and love. Unfortunately, at times, compassion and love are the last things to be found at these facilities. Often, people learn that their loved one has become a victim of negligence or abuse while under the care of a nursing home or assisted living program. This abuse can be emotional, physical, sexual, and financial in nature, and can come as a form of neglect, leaving many elderly residents in unhealthy and dangerous conditions.
If you or a loved one who currently resides (or previously resided) in a nursing home or other living assistance program, and your loved one has died from or is currently suffering from bedsores, dehydration, malnutrition, sexual or physical abuse, or some other illness or injury while under the care of a nursing home or other assisted living program, please contact The Walker Firm immediately. The Walker Firm welcomes the opportunity to discuss your case with you. Call us today at (850) 383-8300 or contact us online!.