Seeking Justice for Hospital Negligence

Injured victims and their families can seek financial compensation for their injuries and damages from negligent hospitals and medical centers under Florida Law. The trusted hospital negligence attorneys in Miami at The Alvarez Law Firm are experienced and skilled advocates for patients and their loved ones. If you suffered injury or lost a loved one because of hospital negligence, we can help you achieve the maximum financial compensation to which you are entitled. 

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Common Injuries in Florida That Result from Hospital Negligence

These are a few typical injuries caused by hospital errors that are likely to be considered medical malpractice:

  • Diagnosis errors
  • Childbirth injuries
  • Infections
  • Medication errors
  • Gross negligence
  • Hospital mistakes
  • Surgical errors
  • Operating room mistakes

Medical staff negligence is reportedly the third leading cause of death in the United States. You should not let careless doctors and other healthcare professionals off the hook. A diligent medical negligence attorney, who has been through the legal battlefields before and come out unscathed, can help you seek the justice you deserve. 

Does Your Injury Qualify as Hospital Malpractice in Florida?

If you need help determining whether you have a case, the Miami hospital negligence attorneys at the Alvarez Law Firm can help. Errors, mistakes, and ‘never events’ are becoming shockingly common in hospitals due to medical care provider neglect. These are a few common reasons for hospital malpractice:

Anesthesiologist mistake

The anesthesiologist may fail to administer the correct drugs or dosage before a surgical procedure. This may lead to serious consequences. Or they may fail in correctly monitoring the patient. 

Hospital-Acquired Infection (HAI)

It is possible for patients to pick up an infection while at the hospital. HAI can complicate existing healthcare conditions, resulting in death. 

Medical negligence

You may not be able to get the care you deserve if the hospital is understaffed. A lack of properly trained medical staff can cause serious injuries or wrongful death. 

Medication errors

Administering the wrong medication, incorrect dosage, or drugs that interact with preexisting prescriptions amounts to negligence and malpractice.

Failure to diagnose

You can hold the hospital responsible if a physician or doctor failed to diagnose or misdiagnosed your condition. Misdiagnosis can have a devastating impact and increase the risk of worsening a condition or causing additional injuries. 

Surgical error

Surgeons have been known to accidentally perform surgery at the wrong site, leave an instrument within the patient’s body, or take shortcuts leading to severe repercussions. 

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South Florida Hospitals Where Errors Can Occur 

Patients who have been injured, misdiagnosed, or have experienced any form of error at one of these South Florida facilities or others should reach out to our team for a consultation. 

  • Baptist Hospital
  • West Baptist Hospital
  • Doctors Hospital
  • South Miami Hospital
  • Homestead Hospital
  • Coral Gables Hospital
  • Mercy Hospital
  • Palmetto Hospital
  • Mt Sinai Medical Center
  • Kendall Regional Medical Center
  • Hialeah Hospital
  • Aventura Hospital
  • North Shore Medical Center
  • Delray Medical Center
  • Holy Cross Hospital
  • West Boca Medical Center
  • Boca Raton Hospital
  • Westside Regional Medical Center

Florida Hospitals Owe Patients a Duty of Care

Hospitals routinely provide the necessary medical care required for a patient to get better. Unfortunately, these healthcare facilities don’t always live up to the responsibility of looking out for the safety, health, and well-being of vulnerable patients.

Hospital employees

The hospital can be held liable for the actions of any employee that caused a patient to sustain an injury as a result of negligence. For instance, the hospital can be held liable for the actions of an employed registered nurse that administers the wrong drug or dosage.

You may even be able to sue the physician if the hospital employee acted negligently while under the supervision of the physician. Based on this, if you sue the physician, the liability will not fall on the hospital. For instance, if a surgeon leaves a sponge or instrument inside the patient because of an attending nurse’s miscount, the nurse and surgeon will be held liable.

Non-employee medical care providers

Hospitals routinely work with doctors that are not formally employed. These doctors are termed independent contractors. The hospital may not be held liable for any error on the part of the doctor. Moreover, there are certain exceptions to this.

The hospital is required to clarify that the doctor is not on their payroll. You may be able sue the hospital for medical malpractice in this situation unless the error occurred in the emergency room. 

Financial Damages in Hospital Negligence Claims

You have the right to pursue both economic and non-economic damages along with punitive damages. Non-economic damages may include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium

Florida medical malpractice laws had a cap on the amount of non-economic damages until 2017. This was termed unconstitutional and removed by the Supreme Court. So, in practice, now there is no cap for both non-economic and economic damages (which typically includes medical bills and lost wages, among other tangible expenses) for hospital malpractice claims in Florida. 

Get Legal Representation From Formidable Hospital Negligence Attorneys with a Proven Track Record

The Alvarez Law Firm has leading hospital negligence attorneys in Miami that will fight relentlessly for your rights if you were injured due to hospital negligence. The Alvarez Law Firm has helped many injured victims and their families across Florida obtain the maximum possible compensation for their injuries occurring from hospital negligence. To schedule your free consultation, call us at 877-445-7675 or fill out this online contact form.

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