Jacksonville Medical Malpractice Lawyer
We rely on doctors, surgeons, nurses, and first responders to save our lives, catch diseases before they spread, and fix our bodies when they are broken. Modern medicine is perhaps the one area that humanity has excelled and continues to excel by unimaginable leaps and bounds. Yet, medical malpractice takes the lives of thousands every year. Not just thousands, but hundreds of thousands. According to a 2013 study published in the Journal of Patient Safety, over 400,000 patients die prematurely due to mistakes made by medical professionals every year. Despite the hundreds of thousands of lives saved each year and the millions of patients that receive helped by modern medicine, mistakes made in hospitals is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. behind heart disease and cancer.
With almost a half million deaths due to medical errors every year, millions more suffer injuries and prolonged illnesses. If you or a loved one were injured or harmed in any way due to a medical procedure, incorrect or missed diagnosis, wrongfully prescribed medication, botched surgery, dental work disaster, or another type of medical error, contact our experienced Jacksonville medical malpractice lawyers today to discuss the compensation you may be able to receive.
Abiding By a Similar Standard of Care
When assessing a serious error that resulted in injury or death made by a doctor, our team will use expert witnesses to show that the same standard of care was not used in your case, which was the reason for your injury. All doctors in a particular area must use the same standard of care for all of their patients. That means that if a Jacksonville doctor is treating a 53-year-old male patient with high blood pressure, they must treat that patient in a reasonably similar manner as another doctor would treat a patient of the same medical demographic in the next town over. If it is found that the standard of care was breached, they will be held liable for the damages caused to you. Medical malpractice lawsuits can be very serious and complicated matters, which is why hiring an experienced lawyer with extensive knowledge of Florida medical law is necessary. Senate Bill Number 1792 Medical Negligence Actions, which was passed and made into law in 2013, struck a very serious blow to patients who have been mistreated by their healthcare providers, in that it limits their ability to receive compensation in medical malpractice lawsuits. The bill requires that any expert witness used in the case must essentially practice in the exact same area of medicine of the doctor that made the mistake.
Experienced Jacksonville Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Our Jacksonville team is prepared to use all resources necessary to prove negligence on the party that caused your injuries, and will aggressively pursue the maximum compensation possible. If you or a loved one was injured due to a medical error, call 1-888-573-6327 today to speak with one of the best Jacksonville medical malpractice lawyers with The Pendas Law Firm to discuss your legal options.