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August 2011 Archives

Widow haunted by memory of husband's senseless death

Medical malpractice occurs all too frequently in Florida hospitals, as one of our recent posts documented. There are many reports of people admitted to a hospital for one medical problem, only to die or suffer serious injury at the negligent hands of doctors and staff. When a person dies because someone did not adhere to standard operating procedure or failed to follow a surgeon's directions in preparing a patient for operation, we are all made painfully aware that those same medical malpractice mistakes could someday be our own undoing.

Medication error costs Miami man his eyesight

Hospital negligence and medication errors account for a substantial number medical malpractice claims in Florida. Generally, an individual enters the hospital with the expectation of getting well; they never anticipate leaving with a serious injury caused by the oversight of someone responsible for their care.

Judge falls victim to medical malpractice

When people need surgery, they put their life in the hands of their surgeon. Sadly, even small mistakes in an operation can result in lifelong disability or even wrongful death. Medical malpractice only heightens the inherent risks associated with surgery, as a man in Florida recently discovered - twice.

Florida patient safety a medical malpractice concern in hospitals

In Florida hospitals, medical malpractice continues to be an area of grave concern. An April report in Health Affairs medical journal claimed that one of every three U.S. hospital admissions results in injuries requiring further medical care. Mistakes include failure to appropriately supervise a patient, medication errors and leaving foreign objects in a person after a surgery. A total of 168 people died in Florida hospitals in 2010 and another 368 were victims of serious errors.

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