Palatka, Florida is 7.5 square miles in size, and houses a population of 10,804 people as of July 2007. Part of Putnam County, Palatka has a population density of 1,543 people per square mile, but has experienced a 7.5% rise in population since the year 2000. Only slightly more than 20% of Palatka residents both live and work within the city limits, with the vast majority of residents commuting out of the city for employment. Unfortunately, nearly one-third of Palatka’s population lives below the poverty line, a sign that economic opportunity and access to quality services, such as healthcare, are limited.
According to the Center for Disease Control, 7.1% of Florida residents did not get medical care due to cost, while 10.0% of residents delayed medical care due to cost (versus national averages of 5.5% and 7.7% respectively). The city of Palatka has one hospital, Putnam Community Medical Center. All other hospitals or medical treatment centers neighboring Palatka are at least 25 miles away from the city limits. With large amounts of residents requiring medical attention throughout the year, cases of medical malpractice in Palatka can result from failure to diagnose, birth injuries, hospital negligence, and surgical injuries. The knowledge and skills of a Palatka medical malpractice attorney is needed when taking on insurance companies, big hospitals, and/or doctors who will try to cover up mistakes so that they aren’t held responsible for their negligent actions that put innocent people at risk for suffering life-changing injury or wrongful death.
With some residents relying on medication to maintain healthy living or treat an illness, adverse drug reactions can be experienced when a pharmaceutical company fails to inform consumers with proper warnings. If you or a loved one has been a victim of a dangerous drug in or near Palatka, Florida, please call the skilled Palatka pharmaceutical litigation attorneys at Farah and Farah. Our dedicated lawyers will draw on years of experience handling cases centering-around shoddy health care and pharmaceutical blunder, and will hold negligent parties responsible for their actions. At Farah and Farah, we will examine the details of your situation to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. Please contact our knowledgeable attorneys today for a free evaluation at:
417 St. Johns Avenue
Palatka, Florida 32177
Phone: (386) 328-2889