Journal of the American Medical Association has
reported that the number of people who die as a result
of medical errors is the equivalent of three fully
loaded jumbo jets crashing every two days. In spite
of its frequency, most people never know that they or
their loved ones were the victims of medical negligence.
Regrettably, medical errors are among the most carefully
guarded secrets of the health care industry.
You deserve to know whether you
or your loved ones have suffered from cancer or heart
disease that should have been diagnosed earlier, or
if medical negligence resulted in an unexpected outcome.
I talk to clients almost daily with questions just like
these. Please call The Schofner Law Firm if you have
any reason to suspect that your medical care did not
meet acceptable standards.
Medical malpractice, or medical negligence,
is defined by the State of Florida as “the
death or personal injury of any person in which it is
alleged that such death or injury resulted from the
negligence of a health care provider.” This
means that when a health care facility, doctor, nurse,
or dentist causes harm or death to a patient through
either action or inaction in treatment, the patient
or family of the patient may have recourse for the recovery
of damages sustained.
For more information about the legal
definitions of medical malpractice and negligence, please
consult the Florida
Statutes, Title XLV, Chapter 766.
If you feel that you or a family
member has been a victim of medical negligence or malpractice,
The Schofner Law Firm or call 1-800-891-9996.
Common examples of medical
is there so much Medical Negligence?
- Failure to make a timely diagnosis
- Failure to appropriately treat patients
- Failure to adequately monitor
- Failure to consult a specialist when necessary
- Failure to medicate properly
Outcomes of Medical Negligence:
- Spinal cord injury
- Heart attack
- Birth injury
- Surgical errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Medication errors