Clearwater Hospital Medical Malpractice Attorneys

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that more than 35 million individuals were admitted to the hospital in one year with an average hospital stay of 4.8 days. In addition, an estimated 136.3 million people visited the emergency room of a hospital and nearly 12 percent of those visits resulted in admittance to the hospital.

Hospitals are complex operations with many different health requirements and medical professionals and staff constantly moving about to tend to patients. It is no surprise that doctors and nurses can make mistakes while on the job. Unfortunately, many errors in hospitals can lead to serious injuries and extensive losses on the part of the patient. If you suffered an unnecessary injury in a hospital due to the negligence of a medical professional, your first call should be to skilled Clearwater hospital medical malpractice attorney to discuss your rights to recover for your losses.

Common Types of Hospital Medical Malpractice

Hospitals have many different functions and, therefore, negligence can happen in a wide range of situations. Some of the more common forms of hospital medical malpractice include the following:

  • Medication errors — Medication errors occur often in hospitals and can include administering the wrong medication, giving a patient too much or too little, combining dangerous medications, and more.
  • Nosocomial infections — Nosocomial infection is a type of infection acquired during your hospital stay. Though hospitals are supposed to be sterile environments, contaminants can exist due to unsterilized or shared equipment, rooms, or hands of medical staff.
  • Surgical errors – Surgical errors are another type of medical malpractice that can occur in a hospital and be attributable to hospital staff. Common types of surgical errors include leaving instruments or sponges in a patient’s body, performing the wrong procedure, perform the correct procedure on the wrong body part, or operating on patients in conditions that may cause infection.
  • Incompetent staff — A hospital can be held liable for injuries caused by incompetent doctors, nurses, or other staff who do not have the proper training, who have a record of negligence, who have a background of substance abuse or mental issues, and other potential red flags that they may be negligent and cause injury.

If you were the victim of medical malpractice and sustained further injury as a result, you are entitled to recovery for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost income, emotional trauma, and more.

Call a Clearwater Hospital Medical Malpractice Attorney For Help Today

If you sustained injuries in a hospital or experienced unnecessary complications due to a medical professional’s negligence, it is important to speak with an experienced hospital medical malpractice attorney as soon as you can. Florida law only allows two years from the date of the injury to investigate your situation, prepare a legal claim, and file the medical malpractice claims with the court if needed in your case. Paul B. Genet is a highly experienced Clearwater hospital malpractice attorney who has helped numerous victims of medical malpractice recover from negligent doctors and/or hospitals. We offer free consultations so call our office today.

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