Fort Lauderdale Hospital Negligence Attorney
More than four decades of experience helping patients injured by Florida hospital negligence pursue their rights
Hospitals must exercise safety practices and oversight to protect patients. The care provided by hospitals and other medical facilities should not become the cause of needless additional injuries or illness. Each Fort Lauderdale hospital negligence lawyer at Fazio, DiSalvo & Abers, P.A. provides comprehensive legal support through detailed investigation and preparation of every case.
Fort Lauderdale hospital error can involve negligence by many people
Any number of individuals can share liability for the suffering of one patient injured in a hospital or any type of medical facility. While patients can and should consider filing suit against any medical provider whose negligence caused harm, they can also file a case for hospital malpractice, citing failed or neglectful efforts to maintain a safe environment.
The following are examples of issues that can justify a medical malpractice claim against a hospital:
- Cleanliness is vital to every aspect of patient treatment. The failure to wash hands between patients or the use of improperly sterilized equipment can lead to the spread of dangerous infections.
- Daily care of patients requires constant attention to every detail. Nurses must respond to patient calls quickly and readily communicate patients’ concerns to their doctors to ensure life-saving responses to changing medical conditions. Failure to meet this standard of care may be grounds for a malpractice lawsuit..
- Medication errors can create major issues for patients. Serious illness or injury can occur when doctors prescribe the wrong type of medicine or the wrong dosage, or when nurses make errors delivering medications to patients.
- Oversight failures frequently occur despite Florida statutes requiring licensed hospitals to participate in an investigational and disciplinary process following a state-mandated peer review of negligence issues. Hospitals may also fail to report serious doctor errors when such reporting could improve the quality of health care for many patients.
Contact the Fort Lauderdale hospital negligence attorneys at Fazio DiSalvo & Abers, P.A. for a free consultation and assessment of your claim
Identifying and proving liability in any medical malpractice case can pose significant challenges, but hospital negligence claims can be more complex because of the number of parties involved in the treatment of a single patient. A free initial consultation with the board-certified trial lawyers at Fazio, DiSalvo & Abers, P.A. can be an important first step toward getting to the facts of the case. We take calls 24/7, offer flexible hours for a free consultation, and we can meet with you in our convenient downtown office, at home or in the hospital. We take cases on a contingency-fee basis, so you pay no attorney fees until we obtain an award or settlement for your case. Contact us online, or call us at (954) 463-0585 today.