Jacksonville Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Preventable medical errors kill thousands of patients each year in Florida. The National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine shows “stunningly high rates of medical errors”. More people die from medical errors in hospitals than from highway accidents. Deaths from medication errors alone exceed deaths from all workplace injuries. But most of these errors go unreported. Florida’s Agency for Healthcare Administration received reports of 579 serious medical errors in 2008, including 193 fatal medical errors, less than 10% of the number of potential medical malpractice deaths estimated by the Institute of Medicine Hospitals and doctors successfully conceal most mistakes from victims and their families.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of a preventable medical error, talk to a medical malpractice attorney who can offer sound guidance based on experience. The Jacksonville-based attorneys at The Law Firm of Pajcic & Pajcic recognize that a medical malpractice case is more than just a legal dispute. Each injured patient is first and foremost a person who deserves courteous personalized attention. From the first day you call us or walk through the door until your case is resolved, the personal injury and wrongful death lawyers and staff at The Law Firm of Pajcic & Pajcic will provide attentive service to you.
Experience Handling Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
If you suspect that you or a family member has been a victim of a preventable medical error or nursing home neglect, you need an experienced medical malpractice law firm that understands how to approach these complex cases.
The medical malpractice lawyers at The Law Firm of Pajcic & Pajcic work with recognized medical experts to understand exactly how the medical error occurred and who is responsible. The types of medical malpractice cases we handle involve:
- Hospitals — Preventable hospital errors include diagnostic errors, delayed diagnosis, surgical errors, operations on the wrong body part, anesthesia errors, medication errors, foreign objects left inside patients, birth injuries, hospital-acquired infections and emergency room errors. The Law Firm of Pajcic & Pajcic has successfully sued and obtained million dollar recoveries for every one of these kinds of malpractice, including malpractice resulting in catastrophic injuries and traumatic brain injuries. A 2011 study in the journal Health Affairs suggested that medical errors and adverse events occur in one of every three hospital admissions, and about 7 percent of patients are permanently harmed or die as a result. If one of these medical mistakes happen to your family, don’t let the malpractice go unreported and uncorrected.
- Doctors — Most doctors strive to deliver quality care. But doctors are human, and even highly skilled doctors make serious mistakes that harm patients. Careless doctors may harm numerous patients. An analysis of federal malpractice data by the watchdog group Public Citizen found that six percent of doctors in Florida are responsible for nearly half the malpractice cases, and many receive only a slap on the wrist from the disciplinary board. Often, it takes an injured patient to come forward and file a medical malpractice lawsuit to hold the bad doctor accountable and prevent other patients from injury. The Law Firm of Pajcic & Pajcic has successfully sued doctors from Orlando, Gainesville, St. Augustine, Tallahassee, as well as Jacksonville, Florida and South Georgia to obtain million dollar recoveries for the wronged patients and their grieving families.
- Nursing Homes — Our loved ones who reside in nursing homes depend on doctors, nurses and nursing home staff for their care. A study published in 2012 in the Journal of Nursing Care Quality, based on interviews with 1,180 nurses, suggested many errors in nursing homes go unreported. Examples of nursing home neglect include pressure ulcers (bed sores), improper use of restraints, medication errors and physical abuse. Too many facilities refuse to hire enough trained staff. Some nursing homes hide or even change patient records to avoid responsibility. Others use multiple corporations and inadequate insurance to discourage lawsuits. The Law Firm of Pajcic & Pajcic has had verdicts and settlements against nursing homes for bed sores, burns and general neglect.
Results For Jacksonville Victims of Preventable Medical Errors
The Florida medical malpractice lawyers of The Law Firm of Pajcic & Pajcic insist upon full and just recoveries from negligent doctors and hospitals and the insurance companies that defend their errors. Our verdicts and settlements include $1.75 million for a Jacksonville detective’s death following misdiagnosis of a diabetic emergency, $1.65 million for a Gainesville woman whose heart attack symptoms were ignored, and $1.2 million from a neurologist and hospital for the death of a Georgia man whose abnormal CT scan was ignored.
Every case has its own specific facts. The results of other cases don’t guarantee a particular outcome in your case.
For additional information about the results obtained by our Florida medical malpractice lawyers, visit our case results page.
Aggressive Advocacy, Personalized Service
The Law Firm of Pajcic & Pajcic has helped hundreds of patients injured by medical errors. Our injury lawyers take pride in the lives we have saved and injuries we have prevented by aggressively representing victims of medical errors and focusing attention on safety in patient care.
Call the Jacksonville attorneys that have helped thousands of injured patients over the years and are dedicated to high-quality legal service. Our commitment is to provide attentive service.
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We represent accident victims from Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia, including the communities of Jacksonville, Brunswick and St. Marys. Contact us by calling 888-972-5242 or fill out our online contact form to receive a free review of your case.