Fort Myers Hospital Error Lawyer
There are many different reasons a person may be hospitalized, from elective surgery to an accident to treatment for sudden illness. However, no matter why you were admitted, you certainly do not expect to leave in worse condition compared to your arrival. Hospital errors can lead to exacerbation of an underlying condition, new injuries, increased time for hospitalization, and many other adverse consequences. These health care facilities are held to a standard of care in the same way as other providers, so Florida medical malpractice laws provide legal remedies for patients.
Hospital errors involve similar complications as other med mal cases, but claims involving an entire enterprise are extremely challenging. When you trust our team at Freidin Brown, P.A.to handle the details, you can feel confident that your case is in good hands. Please contact us to schedule a free consultation with a Fort Myers hospital error lawyer, and check out some background information.
How Mistakes Happen in Hospitals
Negligence is the reason behind most hospital mistakes, and it is defined as the breach of the standard of care these facilities owe to patients. Unlike careless acts by individual health care providers, hospital errors are system wide. They usually relate to policies, safety protocols, staffing, decision making, hiring, training, and many other aspects of hospital administration. Some of the most common types of negligence by hospitals include:
- Avoidable delay in treatment
- Wrongful discharge from the hospital
- Failure to inspect, maintain, and repair equipment
- Issues with hygiene and sanitation, which can lead to sepsis, septic shock, and other health care acquired infection (HAI)
- Insufficient monitoring of patients after surgery
- Not using or implementing a computerized physician order entry (CPOE) system
- Failing to prevent and/or treat bedsores
- Understaffing, particularly with skilled nursing professionals
Legal Process in Hospital Errors Claims
The first step toward recovering compensation is conducting a pre-suit investigation and obtaining a written opinion from a medical professional that your case has merit. This must be completed before filing a lawsuit, but keep in mind that many of these cases settle. Freidin Brown, P.A. will work diligently to negotiate an agreement, but insurance companies are often reluctant to pay. Your claim affects profits, so insurers often deny or offer a lowball amount to settle. You must sue in court to recover fair compensation.
Whether through settlement or in court, our Fort Myers hospital errors attorneys are dedicated to ensuring you receive amounts for:
- Medical bills to treat your injuries
- Lost income if you missed work because of being hurt
- Pain and suffering
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Emotional distress
Speak to a Fort Myers Hospital Error Lawyer About Your Rights
Any mistakes with medical care are unacceptable, but patients can suffer serious harm when there is negligence at the enterprise level. To learn more about your options, please contact Freidin Brown, P.A. to set up a no-cost case evaluation with a member of our team. After reviewing the details of your case, a Fort Myers hospital error attorney can advise you on the laws and discuss strategy.