Hospital Negligence Attorney In Palm Beach County
Hospitals are required by law to follow safety regulations and health care standards. They owe a duty to every patient to exercise reasonable care, and to maintain well-crafted policies and procedures. Yet hospitals can be deadly environments for patients.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or died as a result of hospital negligence, you need a knowledgeable, skilled and experienced Palm Beach County hospital malpractice attorney to represent you.
Our law firm is dedicated to protecting the legal rights of victims of hospital malpractice and preventable medical errors in the Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and Orange County areas. At Matthew Lane & Associates, P.A., we are here to help you.
Some Startling Statistics
The Journal of Patient Safety estimates that between 210,000 and 440,000 Americans die each year from preventable hospital errors. According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hospital-acquired infections contribute to as many as 99,000 deaths each year. A study by the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health cited 7,000 deaths per year from medication errors in hospitals. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that every year, close to two million hospital patients in the United States develop infections that could have been prevented.
Examples Of Hospital/Medical Negligence
Hospital negligence includes medical malpractice by doctors, nurses, pharmacists, physician’s assistants, aides, and technicians who are employed by hospitals. Substandard hospital care can result from a variety of factors, including:
- Cutting corners
- Inadequate training
- Permitting unqualified health care providers to render care and treatment in facilities
- Inadequate supervision
- Failure to monitor patients
- Failing to carry out orders from attending physicians
- Prescription errors
- Failing to detect and treat infections
- Failing to perform appropriate diagnostic tests
- Failing to correctly interpret test results
- Failing to properly use equipment
- Failing to recognize significant signs and symptoms of diseases
- Inadequate treatment
- Failing to establish proper policies and procedures
Help Yourself And Others By Pursuing Your Medical Malpractice Claim
Lawsuits against hospitals ensure that hospitals take appropriate steps to prevent the same or similar mistakes from happening to others. It is important to note that there are strict statutes of limitations for filing lawsuits against hospitals in Florida, so you need to take action as soon as possible to preserve your legal rights.
Call us today to speak with a hospital malpractice lawyer at our conveniently located Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach Gardens or Orlando office, or use our contact form to set up a free initial evaluation of your case.