Experienced Legal Help For Victims Of Hospital Negligence
Hospitals are supposed to be safe places to receive medical care. When a hospital’s negligence contributes to an injury or illness, the results can be painful and expensive.
If you live in Sarasota or Manatee counties and believe you have a hospital negligence claim, Eastmoore Crauwels & DuBose can help you. Our negligence and malpractice attorneys have more than 100 years of combined experience serving victims throughout Florida.
Do I Have A Case?
If you receive unsatisfactory results from a procedure or a course of treatment, you do not necessarily have grounds to sue a hospital. To have an actionable claim, you must demonstrate that:
- The hospital owed you a duty of care
- The hospital failed to provide the expected standard of care
- The hospital’s actions or lack of action resulted in harm
Some common examples of hospital negligence include:
- Nursing errors
- Surgical errors
- Medication errors
- Hospital-acquired infections
Winning a negligence or malpractice lawsuit requires skilled attorneys. At Eastmoore Crauwels & DuBose, our lawyers examine medical records thoroughly and often hire expert witnesses to provide testimony about the hospital’s liability. We prepare for trial, in order to create a strong negotiating position. In some circumstances, we handle concurrent lawsuits against doctors and health care facilities.
Medical Malpractice Vs. Hospital Negligence
Negligence refers to unintentional but avoidable recklessness or carelessness that results in damages. Malpractice refers to an individual’s or facility’s failure to provide the standard of care, resulting in damages. The biggest difference is that malpractice involves an intentional act of negligence. It is considered more serious than negligence and is more difficult to prove.
Get Assistance From Our Legal Team – Free Consultations
No one should have to suffer because of a hospital’s negligence. At Eastmoore Crauwels & DuBose, we have a devoted, experienced legal team to help you seek compensation for your damages. To request a free, confidential initial consultation, call our Sarasota office at 941-366-8888 or send us an email.