Tampa Medical Malpractice – Disturbing Statistics, Surprising Solutions
According to an independent healthcare rating agency, HealthGrades Inc., during the period from 2002 to 2004, 1.24 million medical errors or incidents involving patient safety occurred. The company estimated that 575,000 preventable deaths occurred as a result of medical carelessness, negligence, and other errors. This article will take a closer look at some of the most common types of Tampa medical malpractice and explore ways for you to get legal leverage to extract compensation and justice for injuries that you or a loved one sustained.
Injuries During Surgery
Surgical injuries can result from: defective equipment, failure on the part of attending personnel to review a patient’s medical history, failure to remove clamps, gauze or other surgical instruments before sewing up incisions, and even operating on the wrong organs (yes, it does happen).
A physician or a lab person may misread a test or misinterpret it, fail to order a proper test, or suggest that a tumor is benign when in fact it is actually malignant. Misdiagnosis of cancer or other conditions can constitute a basis for a Tampa medical malpractice case.
Pharmacy and Medication Errors
Prescription medications can kill or maim if they are not adeptly meted out and supervised. Patients who take multiple medications may experience severe interactions or side effects, and physicians and other medical caretakers must constantly be on alert for these. If a physician or other medical professional mixes up medications, fails to do due diligence when assessing potential interactions and/or fails to look for signs of allergic reactions, the victim (or the victim’s family) can bring a Tampa medical malpractice suit. Pharmaceutical technicians must also adhere to the terms of the Pharmacy Technician Act and register with the Florida Board of Pharmacy. A pharmacy technician who lacks properly credentials can be named as a defendant in a malpractice case. Pharmaceutical mix-ups, errors of omission, or improper dosage instructions can lead to severe injury and/or death.
Launching a Tampa Medical Malpractice Claim
The attorneys at Farah & Farah can provide a comprehensive and useful free analysis of your potential legal matter. Contact these experts (who are BBB accredited with a rating of A+ and members of the American Association of Justice and Florida Justice Association) today by emailing them through farahandfarah.com, or by calling 855-797-9899.