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At our office, you can trust that we never settle for less than the best as seen in the many settlements and verdicts our former clients received. These cases resulted in millions of dollars, so choosing one of our attorneys means you obtain qualified legal assistance and the peace of mind that can support you during this challenging time.
Michael C. George is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He is highly qualified to take on even the most complex personal injury cases. Additionally, this Florida medical malpractice attorney has taken on some of the largest insurance companies nationwide.
Medical Malpractice Injuries
The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) states that medical negligence is the third leading cause of death in the US, standing just behind heart disease and cancer. Malpractice occurs when a health-care provider deviates from the agreed-upon "standard of care" while treating his or her patient. Standard of care is the action a "reasonably prudent medical provider" would do under the same circumstances.
Types of injuries suffered by patients because of physician negligence include:
- Maladies due to an incorrect dosage of medicine
- Death because of being turned away by hospital staff due to lack of insurance
- Leaving operating tools or materials in a patient after the operation is complete
- Bed sores, dehydration, or abuse in nursing home facilities
- Misunderstanding operation location sites
- Misdiagnosing, and more
What Parties are Liable?
If medical malpractice takes place, the liability can fall on any of the following:
- Doctor in Charge
- Hospital Staff
- Physical Therapy Agents
- Nursing Home Aides
- Pharmaceutical Companies
- Other Health Care Workers
In some cases, a hospital can be vicariously or directly liable for omissions or acts of contractors (sometimes doctors) it retains.
What Damages Will I Recover Due to Medical Malpractice?
Bringing a medical malpractice action includes the duty owed by a physician to his or her patient. Departure, proximate cause, and damages address how a failure to practice standard of care caused harm to the plaintiff. Medical malpractice damages can take the form of:
- Mental Anguish
- Loss of Consortium
- Loss of Enjoyment of life
- Aggravation of a Pre-Existing Condition
- Medical Bills, both Present and Future
- Loss of Income
- Children's Loss of Guidance from a Parent
- And More...
According to Physician's Weekly, "General and special damages are called "compensatory damages" because they are designed to "make the plaintiff whole" – to compensate them for the actual extent of the harm that they suffered. Punitive damages, however, are unrelated to that calculus. They are what they sound like: punishment. They are damages assessed against a defendant whose negligent conduct was egregious or highly reckless, or whose misconduct was actually malicious or intentional."
How Does a Plaintiff Receive Compensation?
So-called experts may be asked to represent the defendants. They will try to show that medical statistics and research prove that your case is not viable. Doctors, insurance companies, and hospitals will attempt to show your injury did not occur because of malpractice. If we fight your case and win a settlement or a verdict, we will then compete to obtain your best possible damages.
Once damages are decided, the case is complete. The legal system of the US is respectful to the finality of a jury trial. Most medical malpractice cases, however, are settled out of court.
The Law Office of Michael C. George, P.A.
"Since 2003, my office has served the entire state of Florida for those who have been victims of accidents due to the negligence of others. We have handled cases everywhere from Jacksonville to Tampa to Tallahassee to Miami. My goal is to strive to be the very best lawyer you could have to handle your case, and I will always treat you like friends and family. You will get the full care, courtesy and respect you deserve. Unlike many other law firms, you will never be a number. I will know every client, and every client will have my personal cell phone number so that you can reach me at any time, day or night."
Our firm takes tremendous pride in the fact that we authentically care for our clients. Our combined passion for winning your case and our compassion for whatever injuries you have suffered is real. Victims who have been harmed by willful or careless negligence on the part of others need assistance to obtain their fair compensation. Our years of experience and our solid record of getting the results our clients deserve, make us more than ready to assist you.
Once you call to schedule your free consultation, you'll know that you we will treat you with respect and courtesy at all times. We are available to you 24/7, 365 days a year. Although our team has handled thousands of cases, that does not mean that your situation is not important to us. Every client gets Michael C. George's cell phone number.
We are committed to helping those who have suffered from severe injury or a loved one's wrongful death due to the negligence of another person. You could say we are a law firm with a big heart. Contact us today if you're in need of a Florida medical malpractice attorney. We are ready to start the process for you.