What is Malpractice?
By definition as stated by Wikipedia, “Medical malpractice is professional negligence by act or omission by a health care provider in which the treatment provided falls below the accepted standard of practice in the medical community and causes injury or death to the patient, with most cases involving medical error. Standards and regulations for medical malpractice vary by country and jurisdiction within countries. Medical professionals may obtain professional liability insurances to offset the risk and costs of lawsuits based on medical malpractice.”
This brings up a couple of good points and questions. First, what are the unique laws for medical malpractice in Florida, Georgia and Alabama. And second, given that medical professionals have malpractice insurance, why it is important to hold medical staff accountable for their wrong doings if you are suffering?
Medical Malpractice Laws Per States Florida, Georgia, Alabama
We are licensed in all three states and serve counties surrounding Jacksonville, Mobile and Savannah.
Why is Finding Legal Representation Important for Everyone?
Accountability, is the short answer. We know that some people find it hard to sue. One of our very own attorneys use to be a surgeon and we know there are a lot of great doctors out there. However, if you are suffering physical, emotional, financial pain as a result of a hospital or doctors negligence it is important to hold that doctor accountable. Doctors hold malpractice insurance for this reason exactly, to make sure you are medically, and financially compensated for their mistakes. You also need to hold them accountable for the sake of their future patients. If a patient prior to you had experiences negligence and didn’t report it or hold that doctor liable wouldn’t you be upset with that patient for not sparing you this injury?
John M. Phillips is YOUR medical malpractice attorneys in Jacksonville, Orange Park, St. Augustine & Gainesville, Florida, as well as, Brunswick & Savannah, Georgia. Together they cover Duval, St. Johns, Nassau, Clay, Flagler, Alachua, Glynn, & Chatham Counties.