People in Miami and elsewhere expect that their loved ones will be properly cared for in a nursing home or other assisted-living facility. Sadly, instances of nursing home neglect occur all too frequently. When residents are neglected, they may be left with injuries. In some instances, the injuries people suffer are so severe that they do not survive.
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.