Is the Hospital Liable for an Injury or Death?
If you or your loved one suffered serious harm in a hospital because of administrative practices or the actions or negligence of staff, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. The law firm of Feldman Morgado has a demonstrated record of success in hospital negligence litigation.
Just as doctors can be sued for malpractice, a hospital, clinic or HMO can be held liable for mistakes, substandard care or detrimental policies. Our experienced trial lawyers have brought numerous lawsuits for serious injury or wrongful death resulting from nursing errors and other hospital negligence.
We have offices across Florida (Tampa, Ocala, Naples, Jacksonville, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Miami) and take cases statewide. Call us today for a free initial consultation if you believe that incompetence or indifference led to a preventable tragedy.
Tampa Hospital Negligence Attorneys
Founding attorney Mitchell L. Feldman and the trial lawyers of Feldman Morgado have substantial experience in lawsuits against hospitals. In some cases both the physician and the facility may be liable. But even when doctors do everything right, their efforts can be undermined by a careless nurse or an administrator more concerned about the bottom line.
We have sued hospitals in a range of scenarios:
- Nursing negligence — Medication errors, failure to monitor patients, failure to summon a doctor when a patient is in distress, exceeding medical authority
- Staff physician malpractice (see medical malpractice)
- Informed consent — Failure to advise patients of risks or obtain their express consent before performing procedures or administering drugs
- Administrative interference — Refusal to admit patients or authorize necessary tests, or discharging patients prematurely (over objections of doctors or in defiance of hospital policy or industry protocol)
- Staffing levels — Failure to have the mandated ratio of nurses and nursing assistants to patients; too few doctors on duty or on call
- Hospital-acquired infections — Life-threatening MRSA or staph infections from non-sterile surgical procedures
- Falling injuries — Patients who slip and fall or fall from bed because of failure to assist or properly restrain
In certain circumstances, hospitals can be held liable for the negligence of contract physicians who have privileges at the hospital. Our attorneys are well-versed in the law and legal precedents to ensure that all parties are held accountable.
Ocala, Florida, Medical Malpractice Attorney
Call us at 866-578-1607 for a free case evaluation. We serve clients anywhere in Florida, with offices in Tampa, Ocala, Naples, Jacksonville, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Miami. We can also come to you or handle your case by phone, mail and Internet without a face-to-face consultation.