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Mobile County Medical Malpractice Lawyers

What injuries are considered Medical Malpractice?

Mobile Medical malpractice, also referred to as " Mobile med mal," "Mobile healthcare liability," "Mobile doctor malpractice," "Mobile hospital malpractice," " Mobile hospital negligence " happens when a healthcare professional, such as a doctor, nurse, or surgeon makes a careless (negligent) or reckless error, which results in harm to you, the patient. This can be particularly traumatizing because society relies on and trusts our healthcare system, especially our doctors to provide excellent medical care and to act with special care to protect us.

Areas of Mobile medical malpractice include, but are not limited to:

Doctor error Surgical error Infant brain damage Failure to diagnose
Hospital error Birth injuries Medication error Misdiagnosis

If you or a loved one has been hurt by an Mobile medical professional, you know the effects can be devastating and costly. Doctors should be held accountable for their negligence, just like anyone else, and a Mobile medical malpractice attorney will help you make sure that physician recklessness and negligence is met with justice. Most importantly, Mobile Medical Malpractice lawyers will help you receive any financial compensation you are owed under the laws of Alabama.

Immediate Care Facilities in the Greater Mobile Area:

For less serious injuries, Mobile County Immediate Care facilities can be a good solution:

4402 Old Shell Road
Mobile, AL 36608
(251) 633-0123
4270 Cottage Hill Road
Mobile, AL 36609
(251) 300-2770
5 Mobile Infirmary Circle
Mobile, AL 36607
(251) 435-2400
Springhill Medical Center‎
3719 Dauphin Street
Mobile, AL 36608
(251) 344-9630
2451 Fillingim Street #300
Mobile, AL 36617
(251) 471-7944
5600 Girby Road
Mobile, AL 36693
(251) 660-5120
900 Montlimar Drive
Mobile, AL 36609
(251) 343-5263
Compass Urgent Care‎
9985 Airport Boulevard
Mobile, AL 36608
(251) 633-2273
2350 Schillinger Road South
Mobile, AL 36695
(251) 633-0123

Many patients are injured but never receive justice or compensation. This is because they do not think they can afford a lawyer or because they wait too long. Mobile Medical Malpractice attorneys do not get paid until and unless they win your case. Contact a Mobile Malpractice attorney today to make sure you get the compensation you deserve and to make sure that the doctor who hurt you isn't allowed to hurt people without paying a price.

Alabama Medical Malpractice Laws

Mobile Surgeon Negligence LawyerHere is a brief summary of some of the Alabama laws that a Mobile County Medical Malpractice Attorney can help you understand:

Throughout the United States, and in Alabama, Medical Malpractice laws have been changing quickly. Contact a Mobile Medical Malpractice Attorney for the most up-to-date legal information. The following is a brief summary of many of the major points of law applicable to all Mobile, Alabama Medical Malpractice Lawsuits:

  • 2-year statute of limitations from the date of the breach or tort from completion of treatment, unless the injury is discovered later, in which case, the victim gets another six (6) months to bring the claim.  
  • 4-year statute of repose. Note that a statute of repose differs from a statute of limitations in that it is a much stricter deadline that cannot be avoided through equitable arguments or otherwise. The only exception is a child who is under 4 at the time of the injury can sue until his 8th birthday.
  •  Pre-Judgment Interest. The new law provides for pre-judgment interest, accruing from the date of injury. This only applies to interest on liquidated sums (i.e. medical expenses and other amounts that a jury does not figure out on their own) Alfa Mutual Insurance Co. v. Beard, 597 So. 2d 664 (Ala. 1992).
  • Medical Malpractice Expert Witnesses must be part of the same specialty as the defendant doctor and have practiced within the past year. Alabama Code  § 6-5-548.
  • Damage Caps:
    • Attempts to cap damages in Medical Malpractice cases have all been overruled by the courts of Alabama. However, there are limits on punitive damages. Punitive damages are capped at the greater of three times your actual damages, or $1.5 million. Alabama Code  § 6-11-21(d). Punitive damages, while not allowed against Alabama governmental entities normally, are allowed against county or city hospitals under Alabama Code  § 6-11-26.
  • Note that different rules apply to governmental immunity for malpractice claims. State hospitals and teaching hospitals are generally immune from suit, but employees may not be. Because of time limits, it is important that you contact a Mobile medical malpractice attorney quickly for further legal advice.

Other Important Considerations for Mobile, Alabama Medical Malpractice Claims:

  • Arbitration:
    • Alabama law does not require arbitration in medical malpractice actions; however, the parties may agree to arbitration in a written agreement. This agreement may not be rescinded later. Alabama Code  § 6-5-485.
  • Collateral Source Rule:
    • Alabama does not follow the Collateral Source Rule, meaning that a claimant’s recovery can be reduced by benefits paid from a source other than the tortfeasor, such as an insurance provider. Alabama Code  § 6-5-545. See Marsh v. Green 782 So.2d 223 (Ala. 2000).
  • Contributory Negligence:
    • Alabama law provides for a system of contributory negligence in all tort cases. This means that if the plaintiff bringing the claim is considered at all, even 1%, responsible for his or her own injury, he or she is barred from recovering any damages at all.
  • Joint & Several Liability:
    • Joint and several liability refers to the legal practice of holding more than one defendant jointly liable for the entire amount of a plaintiff’s damages. Additionally, either defendant may be held liable for the entire amount of damages and then must seek contribution from the other defendant after paying the plaintiff in full. In Alabama, there is joint and several liability in medical malpractice cases, but contribution is not allowed. This means that if a party is the least bit negligent, he cannot recover anything from his co-defendants, even if he foots the entire bill. Gobble v. Bradford, 226 Ala. 517, 147 So. 619 ( 1933).

Hospitals in the Greater Mobile Area:

When you are injured in the Mobile Area, you may need immediate medical treatment. The following are some local hospitals in the Mobile area:

Mobile Infirmary Medical Center 
5 Mobile Infirmary Circle
Mobile, AL 36607-3513
(251) 435-2400
Surgicare Mobile
2890 Dauphin Street
Mobile, AL 36606-2457
(251) 473-2020
Providence Hospital
6801 Airport Boulevard
Mobile, AL 36608-3785
(251) 633-1000
Univ. of South AL Children's and Women's Hospital
1700 Center Street
Mobile, AL 36604-3301
(251) 415-1000
Springhill Medical Center
3719 Dauphin Street
Mobile, AL 36608
(251) 344-9630
Infirmary West
5600 Girby Road
Mobile, Alabama 36693
(251) 660-5120

If a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional has caused injury to you or a family member, you might be entitled to recover monetary damages. Call one of the Mobile medical malpractice attorneys listed above for a consultation regarding your claim before Alabama's two (2) year limitations period ends and you lose your legal rights!

Mobile Med Mal Attorneys bring suits in many different courts depending on the circumstances. The following are just some of the many courts in the Mobile area.

The Federal District Court serving Mobile County is located at:

United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama
113 St. Joseph Street
Mobile, AL 36602
Phone: (251) 690-2371
Fax: (251) 694-4297

The Civil Circuit Court for Mobile County is located at:

Mobile County Courthouse
205 Government Street
Mobile, AL 36644
Phone: (251) 574-8425

Mobile Medical Malpractice Cases are extremely difficult and complicated. You need an Experienced Mobile Medical Malpractice Attorney!

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