Medical Malpractice

With nearly 30 years of complex civil litigation experience, the trial lawyers of Bryant & Higby, Chtd., can meet the challenges of medical malpractice litigation in northwest Florida. We represent patients and their families throughout the Pensacola-Tallahassee-Gainesville-Jacksonville region* in cases of negligent diagnosis or treatment. Call us in Panama City at 850-387-0910 to learn about the scope of our practice and our approach to client service in cases of medical negligence.

Medical malpractice litigation generally depends on your legal team's ability to prove that particular decisions, actions or omissions during diagnosis and treatment both represented departures from recognized standards of care and led to the serious injury or death of the patient. In most cases, only a medical professional who is experienced in the same field as the doctor whose performance is under review can provide a useful opinion as to whether the potential defendant's actions or omissions represented malpractice.

At Bryant & Higby, Chtd., our lawyers have long-standing working relationships with many highly qualified Florida physicians whose support for a claim of professional negligence will usually be essential to the success of the lawsuit. In the early stages of a malpractice case, most of the work involves reviewing medical records with consulting experts to see what might have caused an unfortunate patient outcome, and whether the medical evidence indicates a high likelihood of negligence on the part of one or more treating or consulting doctors.

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Our Panama City medical malpractice attorneys handle many different kinds of negligence cases, including:

  • Errors in emergency treatment
  • Failure to diagnose, delayed diagnosis, or misdiagnosis of serious medical conditions or risks such as heart attack, stroke or cancer
  • Medication and prescription errors
  • Surgical errors
  • Negligent treatment in postoperative care
  • Nursing errors involving miscommunication with physicians, mistakes in maintaining or reviewing medical records, or negligence due to overwork or understaffing
  • Defective medical products claims

For additional information about our practice and our record of results in complex Florida professional negligence litigation, call the Panama City medical malpractice attorneys of Bryant & Higby, Chtd., for a free consultation at 850-387-0910. You can also reach our office online by email.

*Due to standing professional and consultative relationships with many physicians in our immediate area, Bryant & Higby, Chtd., typically does not accept medical malpractice claims against doctors based in Panama City.