When you or a loved one get sick or injured, you don’t think twice about rushing to the emergency room. If you have to be admitted to the hospital, at least you know you will be cared for around the clock until you are better. If your child is sick, you trust the healthcare professionals to do everything in their power to make them feel better.
But what happens if the actions of a doctor or nurse make everything worse?
If you need a Florida Keys Memorial Hospital accident attorney, the Dante Law Firm is standing by to help you through this tough time. Our team is experienced in medical malpractice cases and will work to ensure that you are fairly compensated so you can focus on healing.
When you seek treatment at a hospital, you put your trust in the hands of the people who work there. They’ve trained for years in medical care and should be able to make you feel better. At minimum, they shouldn’t be the reason you get worse. Unfortunately, studies show that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. This is particularly disheartening because most of those deaths could be prevented by healthcare professionals exercising more vigilance. If you have suffered because of their negligence you may need a wrongful death attorney by your side.
Often, errors in the medicines that are given to patients are to blame. From giving the wrong medicine to administering an inappropriate dosage, drug complications can seriously injure or kill patients. Many hospitals have cut down on their medicine error rates by moving to a computerized system, but mistakes can still be made.
One of the most preventable causes of illness and death in the hospital is from infections that spread from patient to patient. If a hospital cleaning staff does not do their job appropriately or doctors and nurses do not wash their hands between patients, major infections can occur. If sepsis sets in, patients can become more ill very rapidly.
Patients are often misdiagnosed or discharged early. Whether this is because a hospital is busy or overcrowded, it is something that shouldn’t happen. Everyone who goes to a hospital has the right to be treated with a high level of care, regardless of their ability to pay or how busy the hospital is.
We know it’s a scary thought – going to a hospital for care and ending up worse. It is even scarier if it is your child who is ill. If you think the negligence of a healthcare professional has made your situation worse, you need a Florida Keys Memorial Hospital accident lawyer. The Dante Law Firm will stop at nothing to ensure you are compensated fairly for a mistake that shouldn’t have happened. We recognize that medical mistakes happen, but the ones that happen because of carelessness are wrong. We want to ensure you are compensated for the following: