Let’s face it, when we go to an emergency room, our family physician or our dentist, we expect a specific level of care. This is true whether we are the one being treated or when a family member is being treated. Unfortunately, every year, tens of thousands of people are victims of medical or dental malpractice and too often, these errors result in debilitation or death.
Tampa Bay Area Medical / Dental Malpractice Attorney explains malpractice
Malpractice is a blanket term that applies to doctors, nurses, dentists and other caregivers. There are specific instances where it is easy to determine a doctor or other medical professional was negligent in their duties such as:
- Nursing home abuse – you may be forced to place an elderly resident into a skilled nursing facility to ensure they get the care they need. However, physical, emotional and financial abuse can occur. Additionally, a family member may lose their life because symptoms of an illness were ignored
- Medication errors – with millions of drugs on the market, it is easy to overlook problems that can occur. Doctors may fail to properly advise a patient of potential hazards, anesthetists may over-sedate a patient before a surgical or dental procedure or a drug may have problems in the manufacturing stage. Each of these issues can have potentially deadly consequences
- Emergency room failure – thousands of patients visit hospital emergency rooms annually. Unfortunately, too often symptoms are overlooked that can result in bad outcomes. Auto accidents and other types of incidents may result in internal bleeding that could be overlooked by over-worked emergency room staff members
If you believe you or a family member has suffered due to medical malpractice, it is critical to contact Fulgencio Law. Proudly serving Hillsboro County, Sarasota, Manatee, Pasco, Polk and Pinellas Florida areas we do our best to protect your rights. We will be happy to review your case and advise you as to whether you are eligible to collect under Florida personal injury statutes. Remember, claims must be filed within three years under the statute of limitations. It costs you nothing to have your case evaluated.