Florida Hospital Negligence Attorneys
Hospital negligence is a type of medical malpractice that occurs in a hospital setting and can involve doctors, nurses, technicians, and any staff members. Negligence in a hospital can mean that a condition was misdiagnosed, was not diagnosed at all, or there was a surgical error.
Examples of Florida Hospital Negligence
- Someone receiving the wrong medication or the wrong dose.
- Negligence can occur when a staff member fails to wash their hands when they enter the room and see a new patient, transferring infection from one patient to another.
- When the hospital fails to take the proper procedures in screening for staph infection among those entering the hospital, it has been negligent.
How to File a Hospital Negligence Claim
Hospital cases are brought against the hospital where the serious injury occurred and are usually brought in conjunction with other claims against the doctor or medical personnel.
An injured person then must prove negligence in any lawsuit against a hospital. To be successful, the patient and their hospital malpractice attorney will have to prove that the staff directly caused the injury and they acted unreasonably, outside of the standard of care. A failure to treat could be considered negligence if it is outside of the standard of care.
Just having a bad outcome on its own is not necessarily a case of hospital negligence.
In the case of hospital negligence, a victim can claim their medical expenses, loss of income, the cost of their care, and the pain and suffering they endured.
Remember, there may be a statute of limitation on any case that involves hospital negligence. A consultation with an experienced Florida medical negligence attorney is always free and confidential. 888-365-1265.