Despite the very best healthcare, hospitals and doctors in the world, accident and mishaps can and do happen. Sometimes these incidents are the direct result of the negligence of health care personnel. When this happens, many times serious injury or death can occur.
It is difficult to know where to establish the line between healthcare professionals doing everything within their power to help us, despite the risks. We all sign the appropriate disclaimer forms before receiving treatment or surgery. The risks are mitigated by safety protocols and a reliance upon up-to-date, accurate medical records. There are cases wherein the information is incomplete or faulty, thereby creating a cascade of errors that can injure the patient. In other cases, proper safety measures were not followed according to established guidelines.
Florida has established a time limit for a claim to be brought in the case of medical malpractice so time is always of the essence if an incident has occurred. If you have been injured in any way by a nurse, doctor or hospital staff, you will want to contact a medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible.
At Grieco, Moore & Centonzio, we understand the difficulty in determine what is a genuine medical malpractice case versus a bad outcome despite the healthcare provider’s best efforts. Without the assistance of a skilled and experienced attorney, you have little to no chance of navigating the claims process successfully on your own.
You may be able to settle your claim with the healthcare provider or doctor’s insurance company. Especially if the generally accepted practice standards have been violated or the provider was negligent in a provable manner. Expert witnesses are almost always a part of this process as well. It is in your best interest to learn the facts immediately if you or someone you know has been injured by healthcare treatment or a provider or hospital facility.