When we admit ourselves to a hospital, we believe its medical professionals will take care of us and that our ailments will be treated, if not cured. In that way, going to a medical center is an act of trust—we trust our health, our futures, and our peace of mind to our providers. A breach of that trust can be devastating.
Kendall Regional Medical Center, now known as HCA Florida Kendall Hospital, has a duty to all patients who walk through its doors. With over 700 affiliated physicians and a Level 1 trauma center designation, you would expect the hospital, which serves the entire county, to provide excellence and careful attention. Unfortunately, staff and management can fail to uphold standards of care, and Miami-Dade County residents like you pay the price.
After experiencing malpractice, especially at a widely known location like Miami’s Kendall Regional Medical Center, you deserve financial compensation for the physical damage done to your health and for the breach of your trust and peace of mind. Our hospital negligence attorneys can file a Kendall Regional Hospital lawsuit against the facility to recover that compensation.
Our Miami Medical Center Malpractice Lawyers Will Pursue Kendall Regional for Your Recovery
The Miami medical malpractice lawyers at our firm are trial-tested and ready to take on your Kendall Regional case. We have been serving clients for over four decades in Miami-Dade County, assisting thousands of victims of negligence with:
- Making sense of what happened
- Understanding legal options after medical mistakes occur
- Recognizing and preserving relevant evidence
- Talking to witnesses, insurers, and liable parties
- Filling out and filing paperwork
- Meeting deadlines for claims and suits
- Building a case for full medical malpractice damages
- Preparing for trial
Kendall Regional may try to offer you compensation that doesn’t account for your costs or trauma. Alternatively, it might dismiss you as just another casualty of the U.S.’s rampant medical mistake problem. Through settlement negotiations and even litigation in court, we work to force the healthcare facility to confront the very real person they harmed with their carelessness.
Hospital Negligence and Malpractice Cases in Miami-Dade Warrant Experienced Legal Help
Because malpractice can sometimes boil down to technical information or the nuances of a specific procedure, you want legal representation that prepares for even the most complex medical cases. Moreover, you aren’t just contending with the liable party but also Florida’s laws on medical malpractice.
The team at Freidin Brown, P.A. has experience in medical malpractice and Florida law. We have a track record of case results resolving lawsuits, including winning over 20 cases where the verdict was over $1 million.
Beyond experience, we also offer personal and personalized treatment. We don’t just apply our knowledge to your case—we apply our passion, empathy, and creative thinking. In fact, you’re treated like family so much so that Board Certified Attorney Philip Freidin oversees every case, including yours.
Our South Florida Malpractice Attorneys Represent All Types of Kendall Regional Negligence Cases
Kendall Regional Medical Center, also called HCA Florida Kendall Hospital, is a large tertiary care complex in West Miami-Dade County offering treatment in various specialties. You could experience healthcare negligence in any of them, and our Florida hospital negligence attorneys can represent you
Some common forms of hospital negligence that we represent include:
- Errors related to diagnosing a condition – Misdiagnosis, late diagnosis, or failure to diagnose are all forms of negligence.
- Labor and delivery negligence – Examples include failure to perform a C-section, not monitoring mother and child, and improper use of forceps or vacuum extractor, causing birth injuries or harm to the mother.
- Surgery mistakes – This includes operating in the wrong place on the body, anesthesia errors, failure to monitor vitals, or leaving items in the body after surgery.
- Communication-related errors – Doctors, nurses, and medical center staff are obligated to communicate health information to you and each other correctly and promptly. Failures in this area that cause harm could make them liable.
- Negligence related to discharge – If a healthcare professional releases you from a facility too early or fails to follow up or provide adequate care afterward, causing injury or illness, you could pursue compensation.
- Staffing problems – If you suffered illness or injury because Kendall Hospital was understaffed or stretched too thin, the medical center could be held liable.
- Slip and fall cases – You don’t have to be a patient at the hospital to experience negligence in the form of fall hazards and lack of premises maintenance.
Whether you suffered an injury at the hospital or had a pre-existing condition that wasn’t adequately treated, you could have a hospital lawsuit against Kendall Regional. Don’t make any assumptions about what legal action you can take for your specific type of malpractice until you’ve talked to our lawyers.
We Can Trace the Source of Your Ordeal
You don’t always know every detail or technical aspect of the care you’re receiving. Kendall Regional’s doctors and staff may not have the time to explain everything to you, nor can they if the situation involves a complicated emergency or procedure.
All this could mean you have no idea what happened. Why did you suffer a complication? Why didn’t your doctor diagnose your condition sooner? What about your situation is normal and what is abnormal?
We can answer these questions through our investigation. Freidin Brown, P.A. not only has the experience of our lawyers to draw on, but we also utilize the knowledge of medical experts who can consult on your case. A bit like a second opinion mixed with some detective work, this step can help us nail down how you were harmed. From there, we can start to build a case.
We Hold Everyone Accountable
Your Kendall Regional hospital lawsuit could involve holding just one person responsible, or it could involve multiple parties. Depending on the type of healthcare negligence you suffered at Kendall Regional, we can seek damages from a wide variety of medical professionals, including the following:
- Nurse practitioners
- Medical technicians
- Support staff
- Kendall Hospital
- Parent company HCA
Kendall Regional has low scores on many procedures, according to 2023 data from U.S. News and World Report. For example, leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma patients have, on average, rated Kendall as a 2 out of 5. Similarly, hip and knee replacement patients have also rated the hospital as below average.
A failure to deliver care at or above the standard of care can leave people like you with painful and expensive reminders of negligence. There are many ways in which one or more parties at HCA Florida Kendall Hospital could have failed you, and we aim to hold them accountable.
How Comprehensive Are Malpractice Damages in Kendall Regional Cases?
If Kendall Hospital betrayed your trust by acting negligently, you should receive compensation for all treatment-related costs and additional damages for career and personal losses.
Costs Associated With Medical Treatment
You may need medical care to correct a mistake made by a healthcare professional. If you were the victim of a diagnosis error, the treatment you require could involve more aggressive treatment than you would have needed if the doctor had caught the issue in time. Some hospital negligence cases can’t be corrected. Instead, they require maintenance care for the remainder of your life.
The bottom line is our Miami hospital malpractice attorneys serving the Kendall area can seek damages for everything related to your medical care following negligence:
- X-rays, MRIs, and CT scans
- Corrective and cosmetic surgeries
- Antibiotics for infections
- Cancer treatment
- Mobility aids
- Physical therapy
- Mental health treatment
- Pediatric care
- Follow-up appointments
- At-home nursing care
- Hospice care
Losses Related to Your Ability to Work
Medical malpractice cases tend to focus on the healthcare side of your losses, but if you’re undergoing medical treatment, you likely will miss some work. Your condition could even make it hard to work temporarily or permanently or reduce the money you can make. These are compensable losses we can pursue in addition to your medical treatment expenses.
We will work to reimburse your lost income from salaried, hourly, or freelance jobs, and obtain compensation in recognition of reduced earning ability. If you are permanently unable to return to the same job, we can negotiate for disability compensation or funds for transitioning to a different career.
Damages for Losses Not Tied to Money
Your personal losses, called non-economic damages, are a crucial part of hospital negligence compensation. Yet they often are the ones on the chopping block in negotiations. Liable parties have a hard time disputing concrete bills or missed paychecks, but they fight hard to argue with deeply personal losses like emotional distress.
We fight harder. Our medical malpractice lawyers seek recognition for your:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Impaired or lost quality of life
- Loss of hobbies
- Changes to relationships
- Psychological challenges
Despite sometimes facing opposition in this area, we can build a case that links tangible evidence to intangible losses. For instance, we can retain a psychologist who can testify about your anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Family and friends can testify to the changes in your enjoyment of life. Even medical doctors can provide evidence showing that you can’t enjoy a hobby due to the constraints of your condition.
Not all losses from a South Florida hospital’s negligence are visible in writing or on your body. That doesn’t mean they aren’t worth fighting for. The Freidin Brown, P.A. team will set out to prove the reality of your non-economic losses.
The Clock Is Ticking for Our Lawyers to Pursue Kendall Regional for a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit – We Urge You to Call Us Today
According to the statute of limitations in Florida Statutes § 95.11, you generally have two years to file a lawsuit against HCA Florida Kendall Hospital. Those two years are either dated from when you were harmed or when you discovered the malpractice. For instance, if you were diagnosed with cancer three months after Kendall Regional should have detected it, your case is dated from the time you learned about the diagnosis. However, it is important to know that there are various exceptions to the statute of limitations, and the deadlines may vary depending on the facts of each particular case. As such, only an experienced attorney who has reviewed all the facts can tell you what deadlines apply to your case.
Although you may have a couple of years to file a lawsuit, our attorneys recommend reaching out as soon as you suspect you experienced negligence. This can give us time to:
- Verify the deadline for your medical malpractice case
- Start talking to relevant parties and documenting their statements
- Preserve evidence, particularly time-sensitive evidence
More than that, we can step in right away to protect you from bullying, gaslighting, or other manipulative tactics by insurers or responsible parties.
Common Hospital Negligence Questions Our Attorneys Can Answer (FAQs)
You can set up a free consultation with our Miami law firm to run all your questions about a Kendall Regional hospital lawsuit by us. Some common questions we encounter are included below, but feel free to ask us anything, from questions about the process to queries about our firm’s own history in this area.
Are There Any Up-front Fees or Costs in Hiring Freidin Brown, P.A.?
No. You don’t pay our firm anything unless we win your case against Kendall Regional. After that, our fees and costs are reimbursed from the recovery so you will never have to pay us out of your pocket.
Is Hospital Negligence Hard to Prove?
Medical center malpractice cases are sometimes challenging due to:
- How aggressive hospitals and insurers are at defending themselves
- The complex medical issues and practices involved
- Complicating factors like preexisting conditions, webs of corporate entities involved, and varying health care providers that may share responsibility
- Claims that what happened to you was unforeseeable and unpreventable
However, this shouldn’t discourage you from seeking help from our attorneys for a Kendall Regional medical malpractice case. In fact, having hospital negligence lawyers with years of experience on your side can help mitigate or eliminate these concerns. We are prepared for these challenges.
How Do You File a Medical Malpractice Suit Against a Hospital?
To pursue a hospital malpractice lawsuit in Florida, you must prepare and serve an affidavit of merit by a qualified expert beforehand. Florida Statutes § 766.106 calls it a “presuit notice.” This means a medical expert must review your case and sign the affidavit, saying it has merit.
You don’t have to worry about preparing and filing the affidavit yourself. We will hire and consult the appropriate medical experts to ensure your presuit notice is filled out and served correctly. From there, we will prepare the necessary court documents and file your lawsuit for you.
You’re Not Alone in Experiencing Negligence at Kendall Regional
Kendall Regional Medical Center has low ratings in several areas. As of 2023, U.S. News & World Report shows rankings and ratings that are below average for treatments for leukemia, heart bypass surgery, and hip and knee replacements. Their patient experience ranking also puts Kendall Regional at one star out of five.
Its past is also riddled with legal action for malpractice. In 2010, a case was settled for a 26-year-old non-verbal man with autism who was admitted with severe aspiration pneumonia that caused respiratory arrest. He was intubated and admitted to the ICU. After some improvement, he was extubated by his treating pulmonologist. However, despite exhibiting fluctuating vital signs, no attending doctors were notified, and he went into cardiac arrest. The patient went into an irreversible vegetative state.
Cases like this are not uncommon when medical professionals fail to provide the standard of care that is expected and required of them. If you or a loved one suffered adversely from treatment or lack thereof at Kendall Regional, contact us today.
Choose Miami, FL Medical Malpractice Lawyers With Experience: Freidin Brown, P.A.
Over the years, the legal team at Freidin Brown, P.A. has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for our clients. We have over 100 years of combined experience and have represented clients at more than 300 trials before a jury. We are up to the task no matter how complicated your case is against Kendall Regional Medical Center.
Freidin Brown, P.A. delivers personalized legal attention to each client we represent. We are not afraid of standing up to hospitals nor are we intimidated by medical professionals who do not offer the level of care Miami-Dade’s patients deserve. Contact our office today for a free consultation at 888-677-7764.