When you have been harmed by the negligence or wrongful conduct of another, it is only fair that the responsible party be held accountable to you for the harm they have caused. In our American system of justice, negligent actors are held accountable through civil lawsuits that require them to pay for an injured party’s medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other legal damages as appropriate, such as a permanent disability or decreased quality of life. The burden of holding the negligent party responsible lies with the injured victim, who must be able to prove that the other party’s negligence caused their injuries.
Nowhere is this principle of justice more true than in the case of medical malpractice, when people with serious medical issues have sought help from professionals they thought they could trust, only to be further harmed through the negligence or incompetence of a doctor or hospital. Contact our experienced Tampa medical malpractice lawyers today for assistance or more information. Consider the following facts about medical malpractice:
Medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the United States, behind only heart disease and cancer
Over 700,000 patients annually acquire an infection during their hospital stay due to improper hygiene practices
Medication errors account for almost 700,000 visits to the ER and 100,000 hospitalizations every year
4,000 claims are filed against hospitals every year for so-called “never events” – serious yet avoidable surgical errors that should never occur