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Hospital negligence cases are an all too present reality for many people. Recent studies from the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) indicate that medical negligence is the third leading cause of death in the United States following heart disease and cancer. When you go to the hospital, you expect to be treated with reasonable care and diligence. Unfortunately, mistakes happen in nearly all aspects of healthcare and those mistakes lead to significant emotional, physical and financial hardships. At Osborne & Francis Law Firm PLLC, our medical negligence attorneys take the time to thoroughly investigate your case, gather evidence and strive to get you the compensation you deserve to restore your quality of life.
Hospital negligence cases encompass a wide range of mistakes, errors and failures
The term hospital negligence applies to numerous scenarios where a patient was damaged or injured in some way as a result of the hospital’s or staff member’s actions, inaction, mistake or failure to provide reasonable care. The hospital itself may be liable for the negligence of staff members, faculty and medical professionals. Medical malpractice payouts amounted to more than $3 billion dollars in 2012 alone. Common types of hospital negligence include:
• Failing to diagnose and promptly follow-up on symptoms
• Failing to order proper diagnostic tests or improperly interpreting test results
• Failing to provide proper medication and nutrition according to the patient’s specific needs
• Dispensing incorrect types or dosages of medication
• Surgical errors such as using unsterilized or improper equipment and tools and improperly administering anesthesia
• Failing to maintain accurate records in accordance with HIPAA regulations
In 2006, Harvard University conducted an in-depth analysis of medical malpractice and found that roughly 80% of all claims related to surgery, obstetrics, medication errors and failure to diagnose. Malpractice claims often lead to significant injuries and disabilities and 26% of claims result in death.
Seek legal advice as soon as possible if you think you’ve suffered from hospital negligence
Under Florida law, medical malpractice claims must be brought within two years from the date of the incident or two from the date you knew or should have known about the incident. Our medical negligence attorneys understand the inherent emotional and stressful toll these types of situations take on you and your family. We strive to investigate and litigate your case efficiently with your best interests in mind.
Trust our accomplished and reliable Palm Beach County hospital negligence attorneys to handle your case with the highest level of care
At Osborne & Francis Law Firm PLLC, our injury attorneys work hard to maintain open communication throughout the duration of your case and provide personalized representation to each client. With offices in Boca Raton and Orlando, we offer free initial consultations to fit your schedule. Contact us online or call 561-293-2600 to discuss your case and explore your options.