Miami Medical Malpractice Lawyers
St. Joseph’s Hospital
St. Joseph’s Hospital has a Consumer Report rating of 52/100, with low ratings for avoiding readmissions, communication about drug information, and avoiding surgery-related death. Even when treating minor ailments or performing the most routine surgeries, life and death often hang in the balance at a hospital, so any failure in duty is unacceptable. Unfortunately, when sub-standard care is given, mistakes often happen.
In 2001, W.C.suffered from such a mistake. After Mr. C was found incapacitated following a stroke, emergency personnel transported him to St. Joseph’s Hospital. The emergency room staff failed to obtain information regarding the details of Mr. C.’s stroke, which was pertinent and necessary to treating him appropriately. He had an ischemic stroke, which is caused by a blood clot, and needed to be treated with tPA in order to dissolve the clots. Despite being admitted to the hospital with enough time to receive this treatment, however, medical professionals never considered it as an option, resulting in permanent paralysis and aphasia.
In 2009, three young cancer patients died due to a dangerous fungus exposure that was released during a reconstruction project at St. Joseph’s Hospital. They died within only one month of their stay.
Hold Hospitals and Medical Professionals Responsible
When we admit ourselves to a hospital, we are turning to medical professionals for help. There is no greater nightmare than realizing your trust was misplaced when you find that your health was negligently handled. Fortunately, you can take legal action and pursue justice. At Freidin Brown, P.A., we have over a century’s worth of combined legal experience as medical malpractice attorneys and have obtained hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. In a medical malpractice lawsuit, there are a number of damages you can claim, including pain and suffering, additional medical expenses, lost work and wages, loss of quality of life, and physical impairment.
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