Jacksonville Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Helping Victims of Medical Malpractice Throughout the State of Florida
Each year, thousands of patients and their families suffer because of careless medical treatment and harmful medical errors. An independent nonprofit organization that advocates nationally for patient safety has, in fact, reported that one out of every 25 hospital patients gets an infection that could have been prevented and as many as 440,000 Americans die each year because of preventable hospital errors, injuries, accidents and infections.
The medical malpractice attorneys at Boyers Law Group care deeply about the devastating impact that medical negligence and errors have on the lives of our clients. We have proudly represented many seriously injured patients and their families throughout the state of Florida in a wide variety of medical negligence cases and have achieved millions of dollars in compensation for them. We want to help you hold negligent doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers accountable for the serious, life-altering harm they inflict on patients and their families.
Florida Medical Malpractice Cases
In Florida, medical malpractice is defined as the failure of a healthcare provider to act in accordance with the accepted standard of proper care. That is, when a doctor, nurse or other healthcare provider is negligent and fails to do what a reasonably prudent medical provider of the same specialty would do and thereby causes a patient to suffer serious injury or wrongful death, the healthcare provider can be held liable for inflicting harm on the patient.
Proving that a healthcare provider is liable in a Florida medical malpractice case requires experienced, highly skilled legal representation. The medical malpractice attorneys at Boyers Law have over 25 years of experience in successfully prosecuting medical negligence cases from inception through trial. We start by building our clients’ cases by conducting extraordinarily thorough medical investigations, ensuring a mastery of the applicable medical issues and by making sure we connect with our clients in a way that enables us to understand who they are and what they have lost by virtue of the involved negligence. We consider this connection critical. It enables us to powerfully and persuasively advocate for our clients both at trial and in any settlement discussions in which we engage. In addition to having our own on staff nurse with over 30 years of experience in the medical field, we work with top flight medical experts of every specialty and relentlessly pursue every available fact in the discovery process as we litigate our client’s case.
We take detailed and rigorous depositions of the defendants and adverse experts, make exhaustive requests for key documents, use document authenticity experts when we believe documents have been falsified, altered or omitted and send well-crafted written interrogatories to the defendants in order to amass the evidence necessary to prevail in complex malpractice cases.
Our exceptional trial lawyers, paralegals and nurse make up a supremely talented and effective team that enables us to achieve stellar results for our clients, whether at trial or in a very favorable settlement. When we go to trial, we use all of our firm’s experience, talent, hard work and resources to prove that the healthcare defendants are wrong, our clients are right and are justly entitled to a substantial compensatory verdict in their favor.
Our Commitment to Victims of Medical Malpractice in Florida
At Boyers Law, our experienced Florida malpractice lawyers leave no stone unturned and use every lawful resource at our disposal to prove a client’s case. We feel a deep sense of responsibility to each client because we know that if someone comes to us for help, they have suffered a terrible loss and deserve answers, all the compensation the law will allow, and justice.
Types of Florida Medical Malpractice Cases
Negligent healthcare providers commit many different types of malpractice. As a result, there are numerous types of Florida medical malpractice cases. Doctor error, nursing error, radiologist error, medical technician or hospital error can lead to any number of these common types of malpractice cases:
- Failing to Listen to the Patient
- Operative Errors/Surgeon Malpractice (wrong side of body surgery, cutting or severing an organ or nerve, causing internal bleeding or failing to detect internal bleeding
- Anesthesia errors/Anesthesia Malpractice
- Retained medical instrument or device errors/Leaving Foreign Objects in Patients
- Failing to Properly Monitor the Patient Post-Operatively (when complications such as internal bleeding, infection, changes in vital signs, kidney failure, etc. can occur)
- Medication Errors/Medication Malpractice
- Nursing Negligence/Nurse Malpractice (e.g., improper placement of IV lines, failing to monitor patient’s vital signs and report them, medication errors)
- Radiologist error/Radiologist Malpractice
- Failure to Diagnose or a Delay in Diagnosing a Medical Condition, such as a failure to diagnose an infection, heart attack, stroke, aneurysm, auto-immune disease, meningitis, encephalitis, stomach ulcer/gastric ulcer, kidney disease, appendicitis or other condition demanding timely treatment.
- Failure to Diagnose Heart Attacks and Strokes
- Failure to Diagnose or a Delay in Diagnosing Cancer
- Failure to Diagnose Aneurysms
- Obstetrical/OBGYN Malpractice/Birth Malpractice/Erb’s Palsy (Brachial Plexus Palsy)/Fetal Distress and Brain Damaged Babies; Failure to Treat Toxemia or Pregnancy Induced Hypertension (preeclampsia).
- Blood Transfusion Errors (e.g., contaminated blood; failure to perform a timely blood transfusion)
- Kidney Dialysis Errors/Malpractice
- Orthopedist Malpractice (e.g., improper placement of hardware, casting that is too tight leading to a compartment syndrome, failure to diagnose nerve impingement/failure to diagnose nerve compression)
- Medical Device Defects, Failures/Negligent Maintenance of Monitoring Devices or Other Medical Machinery
- Any instance when a doctor, nurse or other healthcare provider violates the standard of good medical care, causing serious injury.
Experienced Florida Medical Malpractice Attorneys of Boyers Law Group Can Help You Achieve Justice
If you or a loved one has been injured by medical malpractice and you would like to speak with one of our experienced Florida medical malpractice attorneys about your case, please contact us at 800.545.9100 or submit the “Tell Us What Happened” form on our website for a FREE consultation about your legal rights. We are available 24/7 to help you; we will travel to you; and we won’t collect a fee unless we win.
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