Jacksonville, Florida has an estimated population well-over 805,605 people and is the largest city in the state and the 12th largest in the U.S. of any other city with a population of at least 100,000. Situated in the First Coast region of northeast Florida, Jacksonville is about 340 miles north of Miami. As a popular tourist destination for its wonderful weather and scenic beaches, Jacksonville attracts several new residents every year. As the population increases, the need for adequate medical care, especially for women giving birth, is in high demand. Unfortunately, medical professionals are not immune to negligence or failing to act in a timely manner, thus causing birth injury and other forms of hospital malpractice to take place.
Birth injuries are some of the most devastating incidents that no family should ever have to overcome. When a nurse, doctor, or hospital staff member does not properly handle a timely situation during the birthing process, a newborn baby may endure severe health problems, disfigurement, scarring, and even death under the most tragic of circumstances. The mother may also be at risk of suffering injury or harm if a medical professional is negligent in some way. During such tough times, some families may want to consult with an experienced Jacksonville birth injury attorney so they can learn more about what potential legal options may be available to them.
When a hospital technician, pharmacist, staff member, nurse, or doctor causes a patient to suffer injury through improper or negligent care or treatment, hospital malpractice may have taken place. Some of the most frequently occurring forms of hospital malpractice include abuse, surgical error, misdiagnosis, incorrect administration of drugs or treatment, and failure to treat a patient. Those responsible for such negligence may be held liable for a patient’s pain and suffering as well as the financial expenses associated with their injuries.
The skilled Florida personal injury attorneys at Farah and Farah can help you and your family if a birth injury or another kind of hospital malpractice has imposed negative consequences. At Farah and Farah, we have dedicated several years to protecting the rights of injury victims and their families. In the many clients that we’ve helped, we have obtained successful outcomes in their birth injury or hospital malpractice case. Contact Farah and Farah today at our Jacksonville office for a free and confidential consultation:
(904) 396-5555 10 West Adams Street Jacksonville, Florida 32202