Jacksonville Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Aggressively Standing Up for the Rights of the Injured in Florida
Medical, hospital and nursing home malpractice takes place when a patient suffers injury or harm due to the negligence or incompetence of a medical or nursing professional. Nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities have multiple statutory duties under Florida and Federal law in treating the frail elderly, and negligence sometimes does occur. This is generally based on the assertion that the care provided did not meet accepted standards in the medical field for which you were treated. It may have consisted of an actual medical error or an omission that then led to serious harm. When this happens, injured patients have the right to pursue compensation for the damages and losses suffered due to the medical negligence. These are commonly very complex cases that call for the testimony of other medical experts and other compelling evidence proving negligence.
If you believe you were harmed by a medical professional due to negligence, we strongly urge that you consult with one of our experienced attorneys at the Law Offices Of Fred Tromberg. Our legal team has a strong trial practice that has focused on complex civil claims such as professional negligence and medical malpractice for decades. Founding attorney Fred Tromberg is a Florida Board-Certified Civil Trial Lawyer who has extensive experience in managing civil trials in court. Due to the difficulty and complexity of medical malpractice claims, you will need someone of his ability and proven track record in representing you in this matter. Our team of trial lawyers has extensive experience in prosecuting claims of negligence and statutory violations against hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and all custodial care facilities providing medical and nursing services.
More About Medical Malpractice in Florida
Medical malpractice can occur at the hands of any professional operating in the medical/dental world. This can include doctors, nurses, anesthesiologists, surgeons, plastic surgeons, dentists, pharmacists, therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, and more. According to the Civil Justice Resource Group, deaths caused by medical negligence range from 25,000 to 120,000 every year. A 2016 study by Johns Hopkins reported that 10 percent of the deaths in this country are due to medical errors and that they are the third highest cause of death in the U.S.
Examples of medical malpractice can include but is not limited to:
- Lack of diagnosis
- Birth injuries
- Failure to treat a condition
- Incorrect treatment of a condition
- Prescription drug mistakes
- Surgical errors
- Hospital infections
- Failure to warn of potential treatment or procedure risks
- Anesthesia errors
- Nursing care negligence
These types of errors and omissions can lead to new and aggravated harm, including heart attacks, severe and life-threatening infections, sepsis, cancer, cerebral palsy in children, and more. Injured patients may require additional hospitalization, surgery, and treatments to combat their new aggravated conditions. This also leads to emotional distress and trauma as well as financial hardship for injured patients and their families.
What Needs to Be Proven in a Medical Malpractice Case?
To prevail in a medical/hospital negligence claim, it has to be proven that there was a deviation by the doctor, nurse or clinic below the minimum accepted standard of care based upon a review by competent professionals of the record/chart and circumstances of the alleged malpractice. The actions or omissions of the medical care provider then must be shown to have caused the injury or death. This would include proof of additional injuries, physical pain, anguish, medical expenses, lost income and lost earning capacity and all other losses attributable to the malpractice.
Work with a Proven Legal Team
If you believe you or a family member has been a victim of medical malpractice or nursing home negligence, getting experienced legal help is crucial. Our Jacksonville medical malpractice lawyers have a proven track record of recovering full and just compensation in all types of personal injury and wrongful death cases. To learn more about how we can help, how medical malpractice laws apply to you, and your legal options, we recommend that you discuss your case with one of our experienced attorneys as soon as possible.
- We are always seeking a full measure of justice, nothing less.
- We fight for your rights within the bounds of the law.
- We represent our clients the way we would want to be represented ourselves.
- We fight for fair and adequate compensation to those who have sustained losses through no fault of their own.
- Our overriding goal is to maximize your recovery.