Shocking Statistics

A recent study by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences estimated that as many as 98,000 patients may be killed each year in hospitals alone as a result of medical errors and should be considered a national epidemic.  Earlier studies also found that this was a serious national problem.  Between 44,000 and 98,000 people die in hospitals annually each year due to preventable medical errors, according to the Institute of Medicine findings.

A RAND Corporation Study regarding health care quality by Mark A. Schuster, M.D., Ph.D., Elizabeth A. McGlynn, Ph.D, and Robert H. Brook, M.D., Sc.D. revealed that autopsy studies showed rates between 35% and 40% of missed diagnoses resulting in death.  Numerically, this is more than three fully loaded jumbo jets crashing every week with no survivors. That number of airplane crashes would mobilize many commissions, government investigations, and a huge effort to prevent the crashes. Unfortunately, since medical malpractice injuries happen separately and privately, the effect is not the same.

Even more disturbing, these numbers are only based on hospital statistics. They do not include deaths from missed diagnoses or medical negligence that occurred in clinics, private doctors’ offices, or other treatment facilities.

A 2006 follow-up to the 1999 Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Science study found that medication errors are among the most common medical mistakes, harming at least 1.5 million people every year.  According to the study, 400,000 preventable drug-related injuries occur each year in hospitals, 800,000 in long-term care settings, and roughly 530,000 among Medicare recipients in outpatient clinics.  The report stated that these are likely to be conservative estimates.

At the same time, surprisingly few claims are filed.  Only 2 percent of people injured by physicians’ negligence seek compensation through a lawsuit (according to a 1991 article in the New England Journal of Medicine).

Picking Up The Pieces

You believe that you or your loved one has suffered as the result of medical malpractice.  Now what?  How do you go about proving it and receiving compensation for your suffering?  You’re hurting and you can’t work.  The bills are piling up and it may seem as though there is no hope for you and your family.  What should you do?

  • Forget about evaluating the claim yourself, or trying to “work it out” with the doctor or clinic or hospital.  Usually, the “real” decision-maker is the doctor’s insurance carrier, and the doctor’s attorney.  These people are not paid to help you, or to be candid with you.  They are paid to defeatyour claim.  You need an experienced professional to help you evaluate your claim.  Without an attorney, the doctor’s attorney and insurance company usually will not take you seriously.  Just proving that you have a claim generally takes the help of expert witnesses.

  • If you believe you have suffered medical malpractice, it is crucial that youcontact an experienced medical malpractice attorney as quickly as possible. These cases are very different from other kinds of personal injury cases such as car accidents.  Special rules and laws apply, and special tactics and strategies are important.  If your case has any merit at all, an experienced attorney at The Law Offices of David P. Ginzberg is willing to sit down with you and explain all your options, without charge.  Then you can make a full and informed decision about whether or not you want to go forward.  The sooner you contact us, the better we can assess the facts, develop a strategy and protect your rightsIt costs you nothing to call us and have a professional lawyer do an in-depth examination of your situation and determine how much you deserve to be paid for your suffering.  Don’t wait, call us today, toll-free: 1-800-611-0142 or send an e-mail now.

  • Don’t give up your rights!  There are time periods within which you must make your claim, or by law, you may be prevented from receiving the compensation you deserve.  Lawsuits are complicated.  You need an attorney that is knowledgeable about medical malpractice law and can successfully fight for your rights.  You want an attorney who will put your concerns first and treat you with compassion and understanding, while explaining exactly what’s happening each step of the way.

  • If you have suffered medical malpractice, you are in no position to deal with an insurance company.  Insurance companies will want to settle with you as quickly and cheaply as possible.  Nothing personal… it’s their job!  How can you be certain that you will be completely compensated for your loss?  If the medical malpractice resulted in injury or disability, how can you know the extent of your injuries today?  In time, there may be other symptoms or complications that emerge resulting in serious losses to your well being.  If you settle too soon or for too little, your chance of being properly compensated for all of your injuries may be lost.  It’s imperative that you retain an attorney to make certain that nothing has been overlooked.

Experience Counts

Hire an experienced law firm.  The Law Offices of David P. Ginzberg have litigated many accident, medical malpractice, product liability and hazardous conditions cases that caused personal injury or wrongful death.

  • When the worst has happened, you are the one who has to live with the consequences of a crippling injury, or wrongful death – not the person or company that caused it, and certainly not their insurance company.  They’re only looking out for their own interests, not yours.

  • When you hire the Law Offices of David P. Ginzberg, you get a strong advocate whose only goal is making sure that you are adequately compensated for all of your injuries and losses and the affect they have on your life.

  • We have been successfully helping Floridians with legal services since 1984.  We are fully experienced with all facets of the legal procedures required to ensure that your case is conducted professionally and thoroughly.  Our attorneys are top-notch trial lawyers capable of the meticulous effort necessary to guide your case from inception to completion.  You can be certain that every member of our staff knows their job inside and out and will do their very best to meet your expectations. Call us today, 24/7 Toll-Free: 1-800-611-0142 or send an e-mail now.

Initial Consultation

Upon your first visit, we provide you with a comprehensive consultation with one of our attorneys ABSOLUTELY FREE, or if you prefer, you can get answers fast over the phone.

  • This service costs you nothing, yet allows you to obtain straight-forward answers to your questions to help put your mind at ease.

  • We will advise you exactly what you should or shouldn’t do next.

  • If you choose to have us handle your case, we will tell you up-front and in
    writing exactly what services we will provide, along with the amount of our fees and costs, if any.

  • In the event that your case involves personal injury, medical malpractice,product liability or wrongful death you pay no fees or costs.  We are paid for the costs of investigating and preparing your case from the proceeds of your claim after the settlement or trial verdict for your injury is reached.

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It’s reassuring to know that you have someone in your corner to look after you.

  • Our loyalty is with you.  Once you’ve entrusted our firm with your problems, we perform strictly for you and your interests.

  • We know how important it is for you to know that your worries are well taken care of.

  • You always have someone to turn to.  We put our clients concerns first and do our utmost to treat you with compassion and understanding.

  • Each of the professionals in our law offices get to know you personally. We take the time to answer all your questions and explain exactly what’s happening each step of the way.

  • With locations throughout Florida, we’re available to help you when and where you need it most.  If you’re suffering with an illness or injury that prevents you from getting around, we’ll come to you.

  • We are always there to fight for your rights, whatever it takes!

  • Get the help you deserve nowCall us today,  24/7  Toll-Free:   1-800-611-0142 or send an e-mail now.