Hospitals are large, complicated institutions where highly educated and trained people perform (often) complex procedures. No one expects hospitals to be perfect, since they are managed and directed by human beings, after all. But if you or your loved one has suffered serious harm due to their carelessness you should be compensated - and they should be motivated to review and improve their policies and practices.

Failures

People who go to a hospital generally have a serious condition that needs to be monitored and treated. Errors at a hospital are just as often a failure to do so, rather than actions that are careless. Examples of such failures include:

  • Failure to order proper tests
  • Failure to consult with a specialist
  • Neglect in an emergency room
  • Failure to monitor a patient
  • Failure to stabilize a patient
  • Failure to prevent infection
  • Failure to remove all sponges and instruments from the body after surgery

Errors

On the other hand, actions which may constitute negligence include:

  • Giving the patient the wrong medicine
  • Giving the patient the wrong anesthetic
  • Operating on or removing the wrong body part
  • Improper use of a medical device
  • Surgical procedures that are unnecessary, or done without patient consent

Taking action against a negligent doctor is different from that against a hospital. Cronin & Maxwell has the knowledge of the law and the experience to take effective action. We know all the challenges of demonstrating that the harm is due to hospital negligence and not, e.g., a pre-existing illness.

Hospitals have a solemn duty to do everything they can to treat and care for the vulnerable people who need to be there.

You are a person, not a number, and not just another patient. If you or your loved one is a victim of hospital malpractice, you have the right to be compensated for your losses. The only way to know for sure if you have a strong case is to contact experienced hospital malpractice attorneys. Call Florida lawyers Cronin & Maxwell in Jacksonville at 904-302-6414
or contact us online for a free initial consultation.