Medical Negligence Attorneys Gainesville
Did you know preventable medical errors are the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S.?
Anyone can make a mistake and most medical professionals do their best to provide quality healthcare to their patients. Unfortunately, when a doctor, nurse or pharmacist makes a critical error, or a system is not correctly followed, it can result in serious injury or death. At the law offices of Schackow & Mercadante, we understand that a personal injury to you or a loved one can cause undue emotional and financial stress to your family. Our medical negligence attorneys in Gainesville are dedicated to determining who was truly responsible and pursue all available legal remedies to help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Use our convenient online form or call us today to speak with a lawyer who truly cares about those victimized by surgical errors, negligence or medical malpractice.
Our legal team will work closely with you to protect your rights to fair compensation of personal injuries or wrongful death caused by:
- Failure to Diagnose or a Misdiagnosis
- Surgical Errors or Site Infections
- Inadequate Healthcare Management
- Anesthesia or Medication Errors
- Emergency Room Errors and Accidents
- Failure to Adhere to Established Procedures
Lawyers Representing Malpractice Lawsuits
Medical malpractice is not a deliberate act that was intended to hurt someone. However, patients have to put a tremendous amount of trust on doctors, nurses and medical institutions, and these entities are held to very strict standards of care by both state and federal regulations. So, when medical professionals fail to perform their duties with a high level of competence and care, the end result can have serious consequences. Florida's malpractice laws were created to protect both the professional healthcare provider as well as the patient by defining strict limits of liability in cases involving medical negligence. But, malpractice lawsuits are complicated and must be properly managed to adequately address the unique legal issues. Whether you decide to hire our law firm or not, we offer a FREE initial attorney consultation to explain your rights and options.
DISCLAIMER: This website does not seek to nor does it establish an attorney-client relationship. The content is provided "as is" and should not be construed as legal advice on any matter of personal injury or wrongful death. Victims should seek immediate legal counsel following any serious accident or injury.
The Law Offices of Schackow & Mercadante, P.A. proudly serve the Central / North Florida residents of Gainesville, Lake City, Palatka and Ocala.
— Casey King
In October of 2014 I was riding my motorcycle when a truck pulled out in front of me. After months of dealing with a lackluster attorney I was referred to Gerald (Gerry) Schackow at Schackow & Mercadante. I felt welcomed and was treated very well throughout the entire process. Gerry was able to close my settlement for a larger sum than I had expected and was able to do so in less than 5 weeks from the day I first contacted him. Dealing with insurance after an accident is not easy but the folks at Schackow & Mercadante will treat you well and explain your options in a clear and concise manner. Very appreciative of the professionalism and courtesy of this office and would recommend that anyone use their services.