One of the most alarming statistics is the fact that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. You may wonder how that is even possible. When you or a loved one go to the hospital, you do so because you are injured or ill and want to feel better.
The last thing you expect is for everything to get worse.
If you need a Homestead Hospital accident lawyer, the Dante Law Firm is ready to fight for you. Our experienced and knowledgeable medical malpractice team will work to ensure that you are compensated for any further injury you sustain because of the negligence of a healthcare professional.
Homestead Hospital is a full-service healthcare center, offering a wide range of medical care. From maternity care and pediatrics to hearth and cancer services, this should be a place of healing.
Unfortunately, the hospital setting may not be as safe as you think. Studies have estimated that more than 250,000 people die in the US each year due to medical mistakes.
Overcrowding: When you go to the ER, often the wait time is tremendous and it is overcrowded. Hospitals are busy places, but that doesn’t mean that doctors and nurses should rush their treatment. If they do, they are more likely to skip tests or miss the signs and symptoms necessary for a good diagnosis. Misdiagnosing a patient can be deadly.
Uninsured and Under insured: Though hospitals are generally required to provide a high standard of care to all people in emergency cases, sometimes this is not the case for those who are under insured or uninsured. This can lead to treatment below an acceptable level. Unfortunately, this often hurts those with lower incomes more than anyone else.
Surgical Errors: There are the horror stories we hear about on the operating table, like waking up while being operated on, but often, it is the errors we don’t hear about that are the most deadly. Surgeons that operate after working long hours are more likely to make mistakes.
Medicine Mistakes: Giving the wrong medication to a patient is common, as is giving them the wrong dosage of the correct medication. Both scenarios can lead to the patient becoming more ill or even killing them.
Infections: 1 out of every 25 people in the hospital get an infection while they are there. If healthcare professionals do not properly wash themselves or sanitize their areas, people can get hurt.
If a medical error has made you or a loved one suffer more than you already were or caused their wrongful death, we’re sorry. We know that you put your trust in the hands of healthcare professionals. If you need a Homestead Hospital accident lawyer, you can count on the experienced attorneys at the Dante Law Firm to stand by your side. We will work with you to recover compensation so you don’t have to worry about how to continue to afford your high medical costs. We’ll also work to recover lost income compensation as well as pain and suffering damages. You can contact us by clicking here or calling 305-949-2526 for a free consultation.