Pensacola Medical Malpractice Attorney
Medical Malpractice Law
PENSACOLA MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ATTORNEY
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE IS A LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IN THE UNITED STATES
Many people would be shocked to learn that medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the United States. But it’s an unfortunate fact. A 2013 study in the Journal of Patient Safety found that between 210,000 and 440,000 patients die annually at least in part because of a medical mistake. According to a 2010 report by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General, in the span of one year, flawed or inadequate hospital care contributed to the death of 180,000 patients in the Medicare system alone.
Pensacola Personal Injury Attorney Joe Zarzaur and Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician Dr. Evan Malone discuss the surprising reason why hospitals can be dangerous to your health…
Florida state laws require that physicians like all other professionals perform their jobs in a reasonable manner. When a doctor fails to perform their specific job in a reasonable manner they can be said to have committed medical malpractice. However, this determination is generally only one third of the analysis performed in determining whether a client has a potential medical malpractice case. The other two items are whether the medical malpractice actually caused an injury or death and whether such injury has resulted in catastrophic injuries and damages. These complexities are just one of the many reasons it’s important to speak with a qualified and experienced Pensacola medical malpractice attorney like Joe Zarzaur.
Medical malpractice cases are some of the most challenging to handle and many lawyers choose not to take them. Typically these cases cost the firm handling them between $100,000 and $200,000 (not including attorney fees). Since these costs are advanced by Zarzaur Law and other similar firms, these matters are thoroughly evaluated prior to acceptance by the firm and are only taken when the firm feels that all characteristics of a good medical malpractice case are very strong and compelling.
Some common medical malpractice suits involve:
- Hospital negligence
- Nursing home abuse
- Pharmacy errors
- Defective drugs & devices
- Physician negligence
- Surgical mistakes
- Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose
- Emergency room errors
Be confident you have a legal expert on your side.
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