Jacksonville Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Florida
Personal injury law firm helping victims of medical negligence in Jacksonville and surrounding areas
People trust healthcare providers, whether doctors or facilities, to provide safe and effective care. So far the medical profession has become extremely specialized and highly technical, leaving many patients in the dark about if a practitioner has the skills and medical experience to meet medical standards. All too often patients, and their loved ones suspect a medical professional’s inadequacy only after suffering severe or even fatal injury. The malpractice lawyers at Fallgatter & Catlin, P.A. in Jacksonville have the skills and medical resources to identify the legal options available in these tragic cases.
High Percentage of Medical Malpractice
U.S. statistics show that an estimated 225,000 people die due to medical malpractice every year. More people die every year as a result of medical malpractice than from cancer and heart disease. Nonetheless it is safe to assume that just a small percentage of medical professionals are committing most of these medical errors. The law should hold them accountable — and keep them from putting more people at risk.
Types of medical malpractice
Medical malpractice takes various forms. The following represent some of the more common types of medical malpractice:
Building a medical malpractice case
Not every unwanted result means a doctor or hospital was negligent. Not every act of negligence fits the definition of medical malpractice. But then Florida medical malpractice law is complex. Even where there is medical malpractice, many hurdles, and procedural rules can block a legitimate claim. Your medical malpractice lawyer is required to obtain an affidavit from a qualified medical professional that states reasons for believing medical malpractice occurred. There are strict, short time limits, called statutes of limitations, available for a malpractice attorney to submit medical malpractice claims. The Florida legislature has passed caps, reducing the amount of compensation that victims can recover for medical malpractice injury.
At Fallgatter & Catlin, P.A., our Jacksonville malpractice attorneys have the necessary skills, access to medical experts and experience required to handle medical malpractice cases. We offer a free consultation with no-obligation, and there are no fees unless we succeed.* Discuss your malpractice situation with a personal injury lawyer at our firm to see how you can get relief under the law.
Contact us online or call our office today at (904) 353-5800 for a free consultation with one of our experienced Jacksonville malpractice attorneys.
* In some cases, clients will be asked to pay the costs associated with providing services. These costs, which will be fully explained, never include fees for a lawyer’s time.