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Jacksonville Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Helping Injured Patients Take a Stand Against Medical Negligence

As patients, we invest tremendous trust in doctors and healthcare personnel to provide safe and adequate care. Sadly, not every medical professional can be trusted to prioritize our well-being, opening the door to serious injuries and even fatalities. When hospitals and healthcare providers inflict preventable harm against patients, our medical malpractice lawyers are here to hold all liable parties accountable.

At Edwards & Ragatz, P.A., we’re committed to pursuing justice and maximum compensation for victims of medical negligence. With over 150 years of combined experience, our Jacksonville medical malpractice attorneys have an in-depth knowledge of Florida law to pursue justice at all costs. We can guide you throughout each step of your case, from filing your claim to negotiating effectively to maximize the compensation available to you.

If you were harmed by medical negligence, our attorneys can fiercely protect your rights. Call (904) 295-1050 to schedule a free consultation.

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What Constitutes Medical Malpractice in Florida? 

In Florida, medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider or facility fails to meet the standard of care, resulting in preventable harm or injury to the patient. This extends to various parties, such as nurses, technicians, psychiatrists, physicians, and hospitals.

There are many kinds of medical malpractice claims, as the term is more of an umbrella that covers many different topics. 

Common types of medical malpractice claims we handle include:  

  • Misdiagnosis 
  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Errors during surgery or treatment
  • Prescription and medication errors
  • Failure to prevent or treat a condition
  • Failure to monitor a patient's condition properly
  • Failure to recognize post-operative complications
  • Failure to obtain legally effective informed consent

Our medical malpractice attorneys in Jacksonville, FL are experienced in navigating the complex legal system and can help you determine if you have a valid claim.

Reliable Representation for Medical Malpractice Claims

Our board-certified lawyers prepare every case for trial to ensure you’re compensated fairly, regardless of deceitful tactics by insurers and other involved parties. Unlike other firms that treat clients like case numbers, our compassionate advocates go above and beyond to truly understand your unique needs. 

Our attorneys can work closely with you to recover the full damages you’re entitled to while making your personal goals our own. We have extensive experience representing injured Floridians in a wide range of medical malpractice lawsuits. 

Common types of medical malpractice cases we handle include:  

  • Birth Injuries: When healthcare providers fail to adhere to the appropriate standard of care during pregnancy, labor, or delivery, infants can sustain permanent injuries.
  • Diagnostic Errors: When doctors fail to diagnose or misdiagnose a condition, patients can suffer significant harm from untreated or improperly treated illnesses.
  • Heart Attacks: Since heart attacks are often fatal, doctors must make quick and accurate diagnoses. Misdiagnosing or failing to diagnose a heart attack can result in severe consequences for patients.
  • Strokes: When a stroke is misdiagnosed or not treated promptly, the patient can suffer permanent brain damage or death.
  • Hospital Negligence: Hospitals have a duty to provide safe and competent care. When they fail to do so, patients can suffer from preventable infections, falls, or other types of harm.
  • Pharmaceutical Negligence: Pharmaceutical companies and pharmacists have a duty to provide safe and effective medications. When they fail to do so, patients can suffer severe side effects or adverse reactions.
  • Stevens- Johnson Syndrome: This is a severe and potentially fatal skin reaction that can result from taking certain medications. When doctors fail to recognize the signs of this condition, patients can suffer permanent injuries or death.
  • Surgical Errors: These are preventable medical mistakes that occur in operating rooms. Patients who suffer harm due to surgical errors may require additional surgeries and endure lifelong disabilities.
  • Weight-Loss DrugsCertain weight-loss drugs have been found to cause serious health complications. When healthcare providers fail to warn patients about these risks, they can be held liable for any resulting harm.

Florida Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice

After sustaining a wrongful injury due to medical malpractice, seeking swift counsel is crucial to ensure your claim is filed within appropriate deadlines. Under Florida Statutes §95.11(4)(b), the statute of limitations to file a medical malpractice lawsuit is two years after the injury was discovered or should have been discovered through “due diligence.” 

However, like any area of the law, the statute of limitations isn’t always cut and dry. In certain cases, qualifying exceptions can extend the standard two-year statute of limitations. 

These exceptions include: 

Medical Malpractice Involving Minors

In rare circumstances, the filing deadline may be extended if certain exceptions apply. For example, medical malpractice claims on behalf of pediatric patients under the age of eight may be filed within four years of discovery, so long as this occurs before the child's eighth birthday. 

Medical Malpractice Involving Fraud/Concealment

Similarly, in medical malpractice cases involving fraud or concealment, the statute of limitations may be extended to four years instead of the standard two-year deadline. Keep in mind that medical malpractice claims cannot be filed if the injury occurred more than seven years prior. 

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Why Choose Edwards & Ragatz, P.A.? 

Our determined attorneys at Edwards & Ragatz, P.A. are dedicated to delivering the personalized results you deserve to take back your life after medical negligence. When you choose to work with our firm, you’ll put  over 150+ years of combined legal experience on your side. Our Jacksonville medical negligence lawyers have a proven track record of success, including record-setting verdicts. 

Our nationally recognized firm has a longstanding reputation for delivering legal excellence and experienced representation to clients in their times of need, empowering patients and their families to focus on healing. We understand the immense emotional hardships and complexities of medical malpractice lawsuits, which is why we’re here to guide your steps with wisdom and clarity, allowing you to concentrate on what matters most. 

Compassionate Counsel for Medical Malpractice Victims

When it comes to taking back your agency after a wrongful injury, turn to a firm you can trust to keep your best interests at heart. Edwards & Ragatz, P.A. is dedicated to helping victims of medical malpractice fight for the compensation they deserve under Florida law while aggressively protecting their rights. 

If you or a loved one suffered a wrongful injury due to medical negligence, turn to our nationally acclaimed medical malpractice firm to secure the reliable representation you deserve. Contact our team today!

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We Are Edwards & Ragatz

Explore What Sets Us Apart
  • Innovative & Strategic Legal Strategies
    At Edwards & Ragatz, we offer custom legal strategies tailored to your situation. Our approach ensures that we collect higher settlements than what an insurance adjuster might offer.
  • Committed to Quality Legal Counsel
    Our commitment to a compassionate legal process means we speak with you on-site at the accident location, offer flexible meeting times, manage paperwork on your behalf, and provide consistent updates.
  • Proven Legal Experience & Advocacy

    With more than 150+ years of combined legal experience, we have taken on multiple million-dollar corporations and received recoveries through the relentless pursuit of justice.