While most people don’t enjoy going to the hospital, we know that when we do we are usually well taken care of. The healthcare professionals we trust to make us feel better spend years in school and in training to handle medical emergencies.
But what happens when they make careless mistakes?
If you’ve been the victim of medical malpractice and need a South Miami Hospital accident lawyer, you can count on the Dante Law Firm to be by your side. Our knowledgeable and experienced team is ready to help you through this tough time.
The truth is almost as scary as the TV shows make it seem – medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States, which often lead to wrongful death and medical malpractice lawsuits. Many of those medical mistakes take place in hospitals.
If a hospital doesn’t have a strong leadership team, problems with patient safety can occur.
How is it that 1 out of every 25 patients in the hospital get an infection every day? Most infections are preventable, avoided by tending to IV sites and recent surgical incisions as well as keeping a clean environment, including washing hands between patients.
How is it that over 60 percent of hospitalized patients miss their regular medications while they are in the hospital? Many patients are given the wrong medications or the wrong dosage of the medications they are supposed to have. This can lead to serious complications for the patient.
While hospitals are not supposed to give a different standard of emergency care for uninsured patients, that doesn’t mean they are fair. Uninsured and underinsured patients may not be given as high a priority when it comes to taking up valuable bed space in a hospital. If they are discharged too early, they could become more ill.
When someone is a fall risk is in the hospital, the staff is supposed to place warning signs for all nurses and nurse assistants so they are aware. Usually, there is an alarm built into the bed so staff is notified if a fall risk patient tries to get up. If they fail to take proper precautions, a patient could suffer a major injury.
Hospitals are where you go when you want to get better, but sometimes your condition is worsened because of a careless error made by a healthcare professional. Do you know what to do if this happens to you?
You may have been the victim of a negligent healthcare professional, but that doesn’t mean you have no options. At the Dante Law Firm, we will work to get you the compensation you deserve. We want to make sure your financial livelihood is not in jeopardy by getting you the money to cover your medical expenses as well as pain and suffering damages. You can contact us by clicking here or calling 305-949-2526 for a free consultation. We know this is not what you expected to happen when you sought help from doctors and nurses, but we want to make it better.