Doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other health care professionals who work in hospitals are human beings and make mistakes. However, some mistakes, such as giving the patient the wrong medicine, should never occur.
At Kurzban Kurzban Weinger Tetzeli and Pratt P.A. in Miami, Florida, our attorneys handle cases of medical negligence against hospitals in Florida and other states. We hold hospitals accountable when their mistakes cause serious injury or death.
We encourage you to report significant mistakes to the hospital or the Florida Department of Health. If the mistake results in serious injury or death of a family member, you should also discuss the case with a lawyer. To discuss your case with a lawyer at our firm, call 786-401-4706.
Was The Hospital Negligent?
In Florida, health care professionals have a duty to provide a level of care that a reasonably prudent health care provider would have done under similar circumstances. If your hospital's care fell short of this level, and you were injured as a result, you may have a case of medical malpractice.
Here are some examples of hospital care that may be considered medically negligent:
- Failing to consult a patient's medical history
- Failure to keep a patient's medical history up to date
- Failure of a nurse to assist you
- Failure to monitor your condition
- Surgery errors
- Errors in administering anesthesia
- Lab test and medical imaging errors
- Hospital infections
There are risks to any medical procedure, and just because you suffered a serious injury does not mean that the hospital did anything wrong. However, if your injury or the death of a family member was caused by the hospital's failure to meet the standard level of care, you may have the right to recover financial compensation for everything you have lost.
Contact Our Medical Malpractice Attorneys
For a free case evaluation, call 786-401-4706 or complete our contact form. Our lawyers handle cases of serious injury or death due to hospital errors in Miami, South Florida and across the United States.