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Jacksonville Hospital Negligence Attorneys

Seeking Justice for Wrongfully Injured Patients in Florida

From failing to provide adequate follow-up treatment to prescribing the wrong medication, hospital malpractice can result in severe injuries and even fatal repercussions for patients entrusted to their care. If you were wrongfully injured due to hospital negligence, seeking sound counsel from an experienced hospital negligence attorney is critical to pursuing fair compensation. With over 150+ years of combined experience, our Jacksonville attorneys are well-versed in Florida law to help you seek justice and recover damages after hospital negligence.

At Edwards & Ragatz, P.A., we understand the immense hardships that patients face after suffering preventable harm due to negligent hospital facilities and personnel. From lost wages to surging medical bills, our firm is committed to helping you make a swift physical, emotional, and financial recovery. We can aggressively protect your rights to ensure you're compensated fairly. With a history of record-breaking results and top national verdicts in medical malpractice cases, our board-certified lawyers never shy away from a fight. We prepare every case for trial to ensure liable parties are held fully responsible for the harm they’ve inflicted. 

Hospital negligence can inflict life-altering harm on innocent patients. Call (904) 295-1050 to schedule a free consultation with our top-rated attorneys.

What Constitutes Hospital Negligence in Florida?

In Florida, hospital negligence is a type of medical malpractice that occurs when medical personnel fail to meet the standard of care in the hospital setting, resulting in preventable harm to patients. Some common types of hospital negligence include: 

  • Birth injuries
  • Misdiagnosis 
  • Surgical errors
  • Anesthesia errors 
  • Medication errors
  • Failure to monitor or provide follow-up care
  • Inadequate staffing or supervision leading to patient harm

Proving Liability in Hospital Negligence Lawsuits

Hospital negligence cases can be complex and difficult to win. Often, such cases involve a myriad of legal intricacies that demand a comprehensive understanding of medical malpractice in Florida. 

Fortunately, Edwards & Ragatz, P.A. has the necessary skills, in-depth knowledge, and resources to build you a robust and well-fortified case. Our board-certified lawyers can evaluate your claim with a practiced legal eye to identify potential damages and establish liability under the law. 

4 Elements to Establish Hospital Negligence in Florida

In a hospital negligence lawsuit, the plaintiff bears the burden of proof, meaning that the injured party is responsible for establishing negligence on the part of the defendant (e.g., the hospital facility or professional). We can help you recover damages in a hospital negligence lawsuit by establishing four necessary elements. 

These critical elements include: 

  1. The hospital owed you a duty of care: First, you must establish that the hospital owed you a duty of care. This entails the standard of care and skill that reasonably prudent hospitals would provide in similar circumstances, such as providing sufficient training for hospital staff, maintaining accurate medical records, and taking reasonable measures to keep facilities safe and sanitary. 
  2. The hospital breached their duty of care by acting negligently: You must demonstrate that the facility failed to meet the reasonable standard of care by acting carelessly or irresponsibly. For example, if patients contract an infection due to insufficient sterilization or outdated medical records, this may be considered a violation of the standard of care. 
  3. The patient suffered compensatory damages: Next, you must show that the breach of duty resulted in compensatory harm (damages) to have a valid hospital negligence claim. Our firm can thoroughly investigate your case to ensure all liable parties are identified and seek maximum compensation for all types of damages. 
  4. The hospital’s negligence directly caused the patient’s injuries: Finally, you must establish “proximate cause” to show that the hospital’s negligence is directly responsible for the harm you’ve suffered. Our lawyers can help you gather evidence and present your case in a compelling light to establish liability and recover the damages you’re rightfully entitled to. 

Recoverable Damages in a Hospital Negligence Claim 

Depending on the circumstances of the case, various types of damages can be recoverable in a hospital negligence claim. 

Potentially recoverable damages include: 

  • Economic Damages: These cover financial losses that can be quantified into monetary amounts, such as hospital bills, long-term care, prescription medications, physical therapy or rehabilitative treatment, lost wages, and loss of earning capacity. 
  • Non-Economic Damages: These cover non-financial losses that aren’t easily quantified, such as scarring/disfigurement, emotional distress, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of consortium. 
  • Punitive Damages: In rare circumstances, the court may also award punitive damages. Unlike the above damages, which are awarded to compensate the victim for losses, punitive damages are awarded to punish the defendant for extreme malice or negligence. 

Our compassionate attorneys have more than 150+ years of combined experience advocating for wrongfully injured patients. With an in-depth understanding of Florida laws and a proven track record of top-ranking national verdicts, our lawyers can seek justice by pursuing the fullest extent of damages available to you, allowing you to focus on healing during this difficult time. 

From birth injuries to misdiagnoses, medical negligence can inflict serious harm on patients. Contact us online to discuss your case with our board-certified lawyers.

Sound Counsel for Injured Patients in Jacksonville

At Edwards & Ragatz, P.A., we have a decades-long history of record-setting verdicts in hospital negligence lawsuits. Our top-rated lawyers have extensive experience in representing the best interests of every client we serve, working to hold healthcare entities accountable for malpractice. Whether you’re seeking compensation for a birth injury, diagnostic error, or dangerous drug, put decades of hard-earned experience on your side by reaching out to our civil trial lawyers. 

Our board-certified attorneys are skilled negotiators with a reputation for delivering exceptional service, compassionate counsel, and reliable representation to the wrongfully injured in Jacksonville and beyond. With extraordinary results in personal injury and medical malpractice cases, our team is well-equipped to prioritize your unique needs and demand the compensation you rightfully deserve while fighting tirelessly to restore your health, well-being, and peace of mind after negligence.

  • Record-Setting $228 Million Personal Injury

    Edwards & Ragatz obtained one of the largest injury judgments in Florida's history.

  • Record-Setting $178 Million Catastrophic Injury

    Edwards & Ragatz obtained a $178 Million verdict on behalf of a client who was injured in Jacksonville, FL due to medical malpractice.

  • $23 Million Hospital Negligence

    Edwards & Ragatz obtained $23 Million in a medical malpractice case against a hospital that caused catastrophic injuries to their client.

  • $11 Million Brain Damage

    Edwards & Ragatz obtained $11 Million on behalf of a baby who suffered brain damage due to hospital negligence.

  • $8 Million Medical Malpractice

    Edwards & Ragatz obtained $8 Million against a hospital on behalf of a client who was injured due to medical malpractice.

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.