When you or a loved one go to the hospital, it usually isn’t under the best of circumstances. Usually someone is injured or ill and needs help. We trust our healthcare professionals to help us get better. Most of the time, that’s what happens and we can get back to living our lives.
Sometimes, though, mistakes occur that cause our situation to become worse. Medical mistakes are unfortunate. While most of the time they are not intentional, they are usually the result of negligence on the part of a medical professional, someone we put our trust in.
Whether a claim arises out of medical negligence and is subject to the presuit screening requirements of Chapter 766 of the Florida Statutes is a question legal practitioners and courts alike have struggled with for years.
In April 2018, the Florida Supreme Court issued an opinion which provides clarity and guidance in making this determination. Read more
If you’ve been the victim of a medical mistake and need an Hospital Negligence Attorney In Aventura, turn to the Dante Law Firm. Our experienced and knowledgeable attorneys are here to help you through this difficult time. Contact us today.
Medical mistake are now the third leading cause of death in the United States. That’s an astounding statistic. So, what can go wrong in a hospital?
Serious Infections: Infections are one of the most common ways people get worse in a hospital setting. Serious infections that spread to the whole body, called sepsis, can lead to death quickly. If hospitals and medical personnel don’t follow proper infection prevention protocols, they could cause serious harm to their patients.
Wrong Medicine/Wrong Dosage: Some studies show that the average patient experiences one drug mistake in the hospital every day. How is that possible? Sure, mistakes happen, but that often? The results of giving a patient the wrong drug or wrong dosage can be major complications or death.
Diagnosing Mistakes: Though doctors won’t get a diagnosis right every time, sometimes they really mess up and miss obvious signs and symptoms. This is more common in a busy ER due to the high volume of patients that doctors and nurses deal with.
Early Discharge: Hospital overcrowding can lead to administrators pressuring doctors to release patients so beds can be freed up. The bottom line is this – they want to make more money. This could lead to lower income and uninsured patients being sent home before they are stable.
The men and women in the medical field are there because they want to help people. Unfortunately, sometimes needless mistakes are made that make us or our loved ones worse. If that happens, those who are responsible should be held liable.
You expected to get better, but that’s not what happened. It’s not fair that you should have to worry about medical costs if someone else’s negligence caused you to become more ill than you already were. If you’ve suffered because of a medical mistake, you may have a medical malpractice case. In some cases a loved one may have even suffered a wrongful death. If you need an Aventura Hospital accident lawyer, turn to an experienced group. At the Dante Law Firm, we will review your case with you and ensure that you are being treated fairly. We will fight by your side to get the compensation you deserve. You can contact us by clicking here or calling 305-949-2526 for a free consultation.