The nursing home industry is heavily regulated, and for good reason. After all, these institutions are tasked with caring for one of our country's most vulnerable populations. Many of the laws and regulations in this area are aimed at ensuring nursing home resident safety. Although it is hoped that all nursing home employees and owners will abide by these rules, this is not always the case. Therefore, it often falls on residents and their families to know the rules, nursing home neglect law and how to act to protect their rights.
The healthcare industry is heavily regulated in an attempt to protect patient safety. Doctors and nurses are required to possess a certain amount of education and training, and the facilities themselves must be up to industry standards. Despite regulatory efforts, though, many Floridians are left susceptible to hospital negligence, oftentimes suffering injuries and death.
Originally, the law of medical malpractice was applied to doctors to enable injured patients to recover if a doctor's negligence caused injury. Eventually, judges came to understand that doctors are not the only possibly negligent parties in a malpractice case. It may be possible for injured patients in South Florida to seek damages in cases of hospital negligence by suing the hospital that was allegedly negligent. This blog post will provide a brief overview of this topic.
Hospitals can be a place of health and healing, but they can also be institutions where unthinkable medical mistakes are made. This can be terrifying for Floridians, and rightfully so. After all, on a daily basis, Floridians instill their trust in the doctors and nurses who treat them. Yet, the sad reality remains, that, despite efforts made by patients to prevent medical errors, many are left with serious injuries, worsened medical conditions and even fatal circumstances.
For many Floridians, the mere thought of surgery can be frightening. The hospital smell, the nausea that often accompanies anesthesia and the idea of being cut is enough to make anyone anxious. But, for many Floridians, these fears pale in comparison to the reality they have to face when they are subjected to a surgical error. A mistake made during surgery can leave an individual disfigured, with a worsened medical condition, or, in some instances, dead. Such incidences can cause significant pain and suffering, and recovering from injuries caused can be quite expensive.
Most medical professionals are highly educated and able to treat their patients with competence. This is great news for Floridians who are injured or ill. Yet, because there are so many skilled medical professionals out there, we lull ourselves into a false sense of security. Tragically, there are many doctors and nurses who make medical mistakes, whether in the form of misdiagnosis, surgical slipup, or medication error.