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Medical Malpractice Statistics

With more than 300 hospitals in the state of Florida alone, medical malpractice claims arise frequently. Medical malpractice claims can involve failure to diagnose, medical tools left behind after a surgery, or any other number of mistakes physicians and health care providers may make.

With a total of over 67,000 beds in Florida’s 303 hospitals, the opportunity for physicians to make a serious mistake is highly likely. Medical malpractice claims can be complex and stressful for those injured. Finding a personal injury attorney to sort through the complicated statutes and help you assert your claim can help to alleviate some stress during this time.


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Attorney for Medical Malpractice Statistics in Satellite Beach, FL

At your free consultation with The Law Offices of James B. Coulter, an experienced personal injury attorney who can explain Florida’s complex medical malpractice laws and apply them to your situation. James B. Coulter represents individuals who have been injured due to medical malpractice in Satellite Beach, and the surrounding cities of Melbourne, Cocoa, Titusville, Cape Canaveral, Rockledge, Indialantic, Palm Bay, Cocoa Beach, Melbourne Beach, and West Melbourne.

James Coulter also represents clients in the counties surrounding Brevard County including Indian River County, Osceola County, Volusia County and Orange County, Florida. Call The Law Offices of James B. Coulter at (321) 586-9944, or go online and fill out the intake form to schedule your free consultation today.


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Medical Malpractice Statistics in Florida

Research has shown the following in regards to medical malpractice:

  • Between the years of 2010 and 2014, a total of 8,812 medical malpractice payments were made to patients in Florida;
  • In 2014 alone, 692 medical malpractice payments were paid out to patients;
  • Out of these 692 medical malpractice payments, 29.05% (201) fell in the range of $250,000-$499,000;
  • Each year between 210,000 and 440,000 individuals die due to poor hospital care;
  • Medical mistakes make up for a third of America’s leading causes of death following heart failure and cancer.  

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Additional Resources on Medical Malpractice

Thousands of Medical Mistake Related Deaths- Visit Pro Publica’s site for journalism in the public interest for more information on annual statistics on medical malpractice and medical mistakes in the U.S. This site gives information on the previously inaccurate reported number of yearly deaths due to medical mistakes and provides the correct statistics for these incidents.

Medical Malpractice Payments from 2004-2014- Search through the National Practitioner Data Bank for more information on medical malpractice claims in Florida. Additionally, you can find information on the amount of malpractice payments by year and by number.


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Find an Attorney for Medical Malpractice Claims in Melbourne, FL

At The Law Offices of James B. Coulter, James Coulter is dedicated to fighting on behalf of those individuals and for the loved ones of those individuals injured due to medical malpractice in Brevard County, Satellite Beach and neighbouring areas. James Coulter’s commitment for recovering damages for deserving clients will help to ease your mind at this stressful time.

Call The Law Offices of James B. Coulter at (321) 586-9944 for a free consultation with a personal injury attorney today.  

This article was last updated on Wednesday, October 12, 2016.  

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