Jacksonville, Florida Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Doctors aren’t perfect. However, you have a right to receive a certain standard of care when a licensed medical professional evaluates, tests, diagnoses, or treats you for a symptom, disease, or condition.
At the Law Office of Craig Gibbs in Jacksonville, we provide attentive and professional representation for people whose lives are affected when the medical industry fails to provide the required standard of care for a patient.
The Basics of Medical Malpractice
In the State of Florida, medical malpractice is the term used to describe negligent or wrongful behavior that occurs when any health care professional is responsible for treating a patient. This could be anything from careless work practices to failure to monitor a patient who is in need of attention.
Malpractice also includes:
- Failure to appropriately diagnose or treat a patient’s disease or condition
- Senseless delays in treating or diagnosing a patient
- Administering incorrect medications, prescriptions, and dosages
- Nursing home neglect or abuse
- Errors in surgery or anesthesia
- Birth injuries (including Erb’s Palsy and Cerebral Palsy)
- Failure to prevent hospital-borne infections
Is Every Mistake Considered Medical Malpractice?
The short answer is no. If the person treating you makes a mistake and you experience no physical harm, it’s not considered malpractice. For example, if you are diagnosed with a condition that requires surgery, and in the course of the surgery, the surgeon discovers a different condition that would have also required surgery, it is not necessarily malpractice.
Since malpractice suits involve a number of fine details, and if you’re concerned that a medical professional has harmed you, please consult us for an evaluation of the specifics in your case. You may also consult us if another law firm turned you down and you need a second opinion.
Florida Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Most people don’t believe medical malpractice is a real threat to their health and safety. However, an alarming number of people die in U.S. hospitals every year from some form of malpractice. Those who survive these incidents can be left with lifelong scars and emotional trauma.
At the Law Office of Craig Gibbs, we fight to recover compensation for victims of medical malpractice. We also sometimes take on wrongful death cases for the families of those who have died from medical negligence.
Since they are challenging and difficult cases, we don’t take every malpractice case that comes through our doors. However, if we hear your story and decide to represent you, we believe you have an excellent chance of receiving significant compensation via settlement or jury award.