Hospital Error Lawsuits in Miami
Holding Florida Hospitals Accountable for Serious Medical Mistakes
Approximately one in every three patients experience a hospital-related injury. These injuries may be mild, severe, or even deadly. A hospital-related injury can result in the need for additional treatment, lengthened hospital stays, and readmission after discharge. Filing a hospital negligence lawsuit can do more than help pay for medical bills and lost wages. Suing a hospital for negligence can help prevent similar injuries from happening to you, a member of your family, or another patient in the future.
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Common Medical Errors in Hospitals
Hospital negligence can take many forms. The most common medical errors that result in hospital-related injuries include:
- Patient identification errors. Misidentifying a patient or failing to verify treatment of the correct patient can lead to the wrong procedure being performed or the wrong medication being administered.
- Patient location errors. A patient at risk of wandering off, including those who suffer from memory loss or dementia, should not be left unattended and should be closely monitored.
- Understaffing. Whether there are not enough nurses on a patient floor or not enough medical personnel staffing an emergency room, failing to provide enough competent medical professionals can lead to delays in treatment and emergency response times.
- Infections. A hospital-acquired infection may include a central or arterial line infection, pneumonia, MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), urinary tract infection, or an infection at the site of a surgical procedure.
- Communication errors. A forgotten allergy, uncommunicated change in treatment, or undocumented administration of medication can result in serious injury if a nurse or doctor fails to share key information about a patient when changing shifts.
Many life-saving actions can be made in the hospital setting; however, just as many life-threatening things can go wrong. When a medical mistake or hospital error results in serious injury, you may have cause to file a negligence lawsuit against the hospital.
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At Freidin Brown, P.A., our attorneys have achieved a history of success on behalf of medical malpractice and hospital negligence clients throughout Florida. We offer a free initial consultation and we charge no upfront fees for the legal services we provide. In fact, you only pay if we are successful in securing a favorable settlement or verdict on your behalf.