Whether it is you or a loved one in pain, the only thing you want is for the doctors and nurses at the hospital to make it stop. Whether you go to the hospital for an emergency or for a scheduled procedure, the last thing you expect is for everything to get worse.
But what happens when the healthcare professionals we trust make careless mistakes?
If you need a Jackson North Medical Center accident lawyer, the Dante Law Firm is standing by to help. We understand how emotional it can be when dealing with a medical error that made everything worse. You can count on us to be there for you.
Many people only think of hospitals as places to go when there is an emergency, but in reality, there are so many things going on at most hospitals. From childbirth and pediatric centers to cancer treatments and dialysis, many people rely on hospitals to keep them and their families healthy. We recognize that most healthcare professions perform their jobs well. We also know that, sometimes, careless mistakes are made that worsen a patient’s condition.
Did you know that one out of every 25 patients get an infection in the hospital every day? Most of these are preventable, by either checking surgical wound sites and IV sites or by cleaning properly. When a patient with an already weakened immune system gets an infection, their condition can worsen rapidly.
Almost as absurd is the fact that over 60 percent of patients in the hospital miss their regular medications. Medication mix ups, whether getting the wrong meds or not receiving the correct ones, can be detrimental to patients and shouldn’t happen.
Have you heard the term “never events?” These are things that happen that should never happen, such as a surgical patient losing the wrong limb or having the wrong part operated on. It can also mean sponges or other surgical tools being left inside a patient’s body during a surgery. There are some things that should never happen in a hospital setting, but they do.
In a busy environment, doctors and nurses may be overwhelmed and miss signs and symptoms that a patient is having a major medical emergency. If they fail to perform certain tests, they could misdiagnose a patient. By the time the correct diagnosis is discovered, it could be too late for the patient.
How will I pay these medical bills?
What if I miss work?
What about my family?
The Dante Law Firm knows you will have many questions after you experience a medical mistake. We don’t think it’s fair that a healthcare professional’s negligence can derail your life. If you need a Jackson North Medical Center accident lawyer, we will provide you with an experienced medical malpractice team. You can contact us by clicking here or calling 305-949-2526 for a free consultation. We will fight for you so you can get back to living a normal life.