Going to the hospital can be a scary experience. Individuals may have to undergo an operation, take medication, or stay at the hospital for observation. No matter the circumstances, these patients' health and safety is placed in the hands of educated and trained medical professionals. That should be comforting. But the sad reality is that even the best trained doctors and nurses can make mistakes that leave an individual in a dire predicament.
The law is full of grey areas. As much as Floridians want legal matters to be cut-and-dry, the reality of the matter is that many times the nuances of the law come into play. With that in mind, many would think that hospitals and medical professionals have done everything they can to avoid glaring mishaps. This would be an erroneous assumption, as one recently filed lawsuit in Coral Gables highlights.
From time-to-time, this blog discusses surgical errors and how they can be extremely damaging to victims. While doctors and nurses are often responsible for leaving foreign objects inside of patients, operating on a wrong body part, or performing the wrong operations, they are also sometimes responsible for providing a patient with an unnecessary or unwanted operation. The results from these procedures can be just as harmful, so you should be aware of how the law operates in this context.
This blog devotes a lot of its time to discussing issues that affect the elderly. While these issues are certainly important, risks posed to babies, another vulnerable group, are just as serious. Floridian parents expecting the birth of their child are often excited. They may have big plans for the new addition to their family, and they put a lot of trust in their doctors to ensure their child is born safely. Though many medical professionals competently handle births, sometimes, a hospital mistake can cause irreparable harm.
This blog dedicates a significant portion of its time discussing medical mistakes that can cause devastating injuries to the elderly. While these issues are certainly worth discussing at length and addressing legally, should the need arise, it is also important to note that the youngest amongst us are just as vulnerable to injuries caused by medical malpractice. One medical condition known as cerebral palsy can be caused by hospital negligence and can leave a newborn child with severe impairment.
The thought of being knocked unconscious for the purposes of a medical operation can send shivers up your spine. Though many doctors are adequately trained and experienced, and hospital personnel follow strict protocol to ensure patient safety, there are instances where a surgical error can leave a patient with significant harm. One of these occurs in the form of surgical site infections.
Last week, we talked about the potential doctor shortage Florida could see in the coming years. Though a doctor shortage does not necessarily mean you will be subjected to medical malpractice, it might increase the risk of being treated by an overworked and fatigued medical professional. When you are treated by a stressed, tired doctor or nurse, harmful errors may occur.
All Floridians hope they can acquire excellent medical care when needed. They want, and rightly expect, their doctors and nurses to be readily available, adequately educated, and thoroughly trained. If these elements are met, then patients may receive excellent care that leaves them better off. Sometimes, though, errors occur that can leave a patient hurt. These incidences can happen when doctors and nurses are tired, inattentive, inexperienced, uneducated, or have poor decision-making skills. Unfortunately, Florida may be seeing more of these errors in the future.
Florida is a major hub for the cruise line industry. Every year, thousands of individuals across Florida and the U.S. rely on these cruise lines for a nice get away from their normal lives. Though these vacations can be fun and relaxing, they can also be dangerous. Cruise lines have come under scrutiny lately for failing to provide their passengers with appropriate medical care when necessary. Making matters worse, cruise lines have primarily been exempt from medical malpractice lawsuits, giving them little reason to change their practices. But a recent court decision could change all of that.
It is usually quite difficult for Floridians to go under the knife for a medical operation. Though you might feel safe in the hands of your doctor, many times there is a natural concern about what can go wrong. The fact that you have no control over a surgery means that you are completely vulnerable. Unfortunately, this sometimes means that you can be seriously injured by a surgical error.