Orlando Hospital Liability Attorneys
According to an independent nonprofit organization that advocates nationally for patient safety, as many as 440,000 Americans die each year because of preventable hospital errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. In fact, one out of every 25 hospital patients gets an infection that could have been prevented, and more than 1,000 patients die each day because of a preventable hospital error.
The Orlando medical malpractice attorneys of Bailey Fisher believe that healthcare providers and hospitals should be held accountable for the injuries they cause. We are dedicated to helping victims of hospital negligence by holding hospitals accountable and aggressively pursuing compensation for those who have suffered injuries and losses.
If you have been injured as a result of medical negligence while under the care of a hospital, or if you lost a loved one due to negligence on the part of a hospital, please contact the experienced Orlando medical malpractice attorneys at Bailey Fisher so we can help you.
When Is a Hospital Liable?
Medical malpractice is a particularly complex area of the law, and hospital liability is an even more complicated concept within the area of medical malpractice. For a medical error to rise to the level of negligence, that error must have breached the standard of care established by law and defined in Florida as “that level of care, skill, and treatment which, in light of all relevant surrounding circumstances, is recognized as acceptable and appropriate by similar and reasonably careful health care providers.”
A hospital can potentially be liable for a negligent act or omission committed by an employee. Common examples of hospital employee negligence that could form the basis of a medical malpractice claim against the hospital include:
- Failing to treat a patient in a timely manner
- Misdiagnosing a patient
- Failing to order necessary diagnostic tests
- Administering the wrong medication or an incorrect dosage
- Surgical errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Failing to communicate important details of the patient’s condition to other health care providers
- Failing to properly monitor a patient’s condition
- Failing to properly refer a patient
A hospital may also be held liable if an employee was not properly screened and evaluated for the position. As the employer, the hospital has a duty to make sure the health care professionals working at the facility have the requisite training and experience necessary to safely treat patients. Under certain circumstances, a hospital can even be held liable for the negligence of non-employees. Many physicians, for example, are not employees of a hospital. Instead, they simply have “privileges” at the hospital. Again, if the physician was not properly qualified, or appeared to be acting on behalf of the hospital, the hospital may be liable for a medical error committed by the physician.
Get Help from Experienced Orlando Hospital Liability Attorneys
If you believe that you suffered physical injuries and/or emotional trauma as a result of a medical error that occurred at a hospital, or you are the surviving family member of someone whose death you believe to be the result of a hospital error, you may have a valid cause of action against the hospital. The experienced medical malpractice attorneys at Bailey Fisher can help you determine your best course of action to hold all responsible parties accountable for their negligence.
We are committed to putting our experience, expertise and resources to work helping victims of hospital negligence. We know you have been injured and suffered because of it and want to help you obtain the compensation you need to cover medical expenses and compensate you for your pain, suffering, and losses.
Please call us today at 407-628-2929 or submit our online form. One of our experienced Orlando medical malpractice attorneys will discuss your case with you for free. For viable personal injury cases, we will follow up with the necessary aggressive legal action to hold the responsible parties accountable for their negligence and recover the financial compensation you deserve for your pain, suffering, and losses.