Far too many people in Florida and around the country have been damaged as a result of the negligence of health care professionals and facilities. If you or a loved one has suffered such an occurrence, you may wonder where to turn in order to seek financial redress for those wrongs. We believe that in such an event, you deserve the right to pursue the maximum amount of compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages and the costs of any future medical care that may be required.
Many Florida residents place their trust in the doctors and staff at local hospitals. When medical malpractice occurs, that trust can be broken. Injuries caused by medical malpractice errors affect thousands of people and cost billions of dollars each year. When these errors occur, taking legal action may be a solution.
A patient expects to receive competent care at a medical facility, but the actions of an unqualified or inadequately trained staff member could result in the quality of care being substandard. In some cases, such issues can even result in adverse events for a patient. Problems could range from medication errors to inability to deal with a medical emergency. While the pain or injuries resulting from such incidents may vary, the occurrence of medical errors due to unqualified staffing can undermine the reputation of a medical facility while posing risks to future patients.
Video footage was recently released of an incident at a Florida state hospital in December; said footage reportedly depicts a schizophrenic patient locked alone in a dark room for an extended period of time while the nurse charged with his care sits outside the door.
Auto accidents turn ordinary drives on the freeway into nightmares in an instant. They sometimes leave drivers and passengers with serious injuries that can lead to lifelong problems and complications. Distracted drivers are oftentimes at the root of a car accident, whether they were texting and driving, driving recklessly or simply driving too fast.
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Accidents on Florida's roadways can result in severe injury and even death. Drivers leaving the scene of a car accident without providing contact information or contacting authorities may face additional charges if caught and found responsible for the accident or negligent in their actions. An Orlando woman was arrested after allegedly leaving the scene of an accident recently that killed two and injured two on I-75 in Florida.
An accident involving a truck often leaves someone suffering from injuries. But such an accident does not have to cause serious injuries to disrupt life for Miami residents. Sometimes, inattentive truck drivers can cause entire roads to shut down. This was clearly seen in a truck accident recently affecting the Palmetto Expressway.
Any car crash can lead to serious injuries. Indeed, the danger doesn't necessarily end after the vehicles stop moving. Injured people and damaged vehicles on the road create a hazard, and sometimes a good Samaritan can be endangered while trying to assist victims.
A hit-and-run accident can leave a victim not only in serious condition, but unable to pursue damages from the responsible party. Leaving the scene of a fatal car accident is a crime, and a driver who does so will be sought by police. With their own expertise and often with the help of the general public, hit-and-run drivers often are brought to justice. This can be helpful to accident victims, who have rights to seek restitution for the suffering and damages they have endured.