Jacksonville Medical Malpractice AttorneysHospital, Physician and Nursing NeglectMedical malpractice involves injuries resulting from the carelessness or negligence of a doctor, nurse, psychiatrist, chiropractor, podiatrist, hospital, or any other healthcare provider.
When the health care provider is determined to be legally responsible for injuring someone, the health care providers is liable for compensating the injured person for past and future medical expenses, wage loss, disfigurement, pain and suffering, mental anguish, emotional distress and lost enjoyment of life.
The law firm of Wood, Atter and Wolf handles a variety of medical malpractice claims for clients located in the Northeast Florida area, including Jacksonville, Orange Park, St. Augustine, Fernandina Beach or in the areas around Duval, St. Johns, Nassau, and Clay counties. Michael Atter and David Wolf are experienced medical malpractice attorneys seeking justice for their clients. Many of the malpractice claims we handle arise out of the following medical errors:
- Missed diagnoses
- Delayed diagnoses
- Lack of informed consent
- Anesthesia errors
- Surgical injuries
- Obstetric/labor and delivery-surgical injuries
- Orthopedic surgical injuries
- Spinal cord stimulator injuries
- Improperly prescribed, dispensed or filled medication
- Improperly prescribed, dispensed or filled dosages of medication
- Unreasonable conduct by a physician or health care provider
- Patient neglect and nursing home abuse
The attorneys at Wood, Atter and Wolf understand your immediate concerns when you have been a victim of a medical mistake that has caused you irreparable harm. These include getting your medical bills paid, recovering potential lost wages, and obtaining compensation for pain, suffering, mental anguish and loss of enjoyment of life.
With every new medical malpractice claim, we will assess your situation and discuss all the available options to you and your family.Medical Errors Are The 3rd Leading Cause of Death In The US.A recently concluded study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medical Center reveals that medical errors are one of the leading causes of death in this country, third only to heart disease and cancer. It is estimated that as many as 250,000 Americans die each year as a result of medical errors performed by physicians, hospitals and nursing care practitioners. The leading causes of medical errors are medical mistakes, ranging from unrecognized surgical complications to the inappropriate administration of prescription drugs to patients.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, medical error estimates do not take into consideration the many medical mistakes committed by the healthcare industry, including diagnostic errors that are not recorded in death certificate data. CDC’s mortality statistics count only the underlying causes of death. Even if the doctor or medical examiner lists a medical error on the death certificate, the condition that led a person to seek treatment is the only statistic counted.
The question then remains, that if the 3rd leading cause of death in this country is a medical mistake made during the treatment of a patient, how many additional patients are adversely affected by a medical error committed by a hospital, physician or nursing care practitioner that goes unaccounted for? This is why hiring an experienced Jacksonville Medical Malpractice Attorney is so important to helping you and your family identify when a medical mistake has been committed.Medical Malpractice Lawyers in JacksonvilleWhen you have been a victim of a medical mistake, you need aggressive representation by Jacksonville personal injury attorneys who have the resources and the experience to take on the insurance companies. At Wood, Atter and Wolf, the attorneys and staff have been helping victims and their families receive the just compensation they deserve for over 50 years.
If you or a loved one have been injured, Contact Us Online or Call Us at (904) 355-8888 to set up a FREE consultation.