We go to clinics and health facilities to get medical care and to heal from illnesses and injuries. Most of us don’t expect to get injured or ill in a doctor’s office or hospital, but it does happen.
Medical facilities of all kinds are expected to care for their patients and visitors. This means taking care of building maintenance, hiring security guards where needed, and working to provide a safe facility for patients. When they fail to do this, they can be held liable if someone is injured.
Injuries can happen in almost any type of health facility:
- Doctor’s offices
- In-patient facilities
- Wellness clinics and spas
- Assisted living facilities
- Urgent care centers
- Dental offices
- Urgent care centers
- Any other health facility
Injuries can vary widely. Clinic-acquired infections and slip and fall injuries are two common types of injuries. However, people can also sustain bed sores, lice or other pests, lacerations, head injuries, and other injury. Medical malpractice and misdiagnosis are two other concerns for patients.
Do I Have a Claim After Being Injured?
No matter what injury you’ve suffered in a health facility, you may want to consult with a Florida premises liability attorney. The costs of a serious injury can add up. You may have complications or need follow-up medical care. You may need to take days or even weeks away from work. Even incidental costs, like taxis to doctor’s appointments, can add up.
If you’ve been injured because of someone’s negligence, Florida law allows you to seek compensation for your injuries so you don’t have to pay these costs out of pocket.
Why You Need an Experienced Attorney
The challenge with pursuing a claim against a medical facility is that hospitals and other large organizations are protected by powerful insurance companies and legal teams. Even a small doctor’s office has extensive liability protection. Even if a doctor or other health professional was negligent in your care, their insurance company will do all they can to minimize liability and to prevent you from pursuing a claim.
Working with an experienced medical malpractice attorney or premises liability attorney is important in these cases. An attorney can work with investigators and subpoena medical records to find out what happened. They can also work with medical experts and expert witnesses, who can testify that a doctor in the same position would have created a different medical outcome for you. By drawing on their network and knowledge, attorneys work to secure the fairest compensation for your case, so you have the resources you need to care for your health and financial well-being after an injury.
If you have suffered an injury or a negative medical outcome while visiting a medical facility, find out whether you may have a claim: call Flaxman Law Group at 866-352-9626 to speak to a live person or contact us online to schedule a free, no obligation case consultation.