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Freedland Harwin Valori Gander, PL’s medical malpractice lawyers have worked on numerous prominent cases. We’ve secured outstanding results for past clients, including eight- and even nine-digit settlements and verdicts. We are here to help patients in Florida after surgery center errors cause injuries or wrongful death. Our skilled team works hard to help clients recover their malpractice-related medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages.
Surgery Centers vs. Hospitals
Ambulatory surgery centers, same-day surgery centers, or outpatient surgery centers all refer to the same type of facility – a convenient and cost-effective medical environment that generally handles surgical procedures that are not complex and do not require overnight hospital stays. Surgery centers can help patients by quickly and efficiently handling simple surgeries with less red tape than typically one would find in hospital administration. Unfortunately, the simplified nature of most surgery centers can also be what leads to critical errors.
Some surgery centers in Florida do not have the staff or equipment to handle surgical complications. If a patient should develop a life-threatening condition during or after surgery, the center might not have the ability to provide adequate patient care. The center might instead have to transfer the patient to a larger hospital. This delay in care can be significantly harmful to the patient, who may or may not survive. The limited capabilities of some surgery centers mean the facility should not accept or perform certain types of surgeries for the safety of patients.
Determining whether or not a surgery center is the right choice for a patient depends upon the type of procedure and the patient’s medical status. A surgeon should carefully assess a patient’s medical history, blood pressure, weight, cardiovascular health, and other aspects to gauge the patient’s physical fitness for the operation. If a patient has underlying issues that could present an issue during or after surgery, it is the physician’s job to recommend that the patient go elsewhere for the procedure or not undergo the operation at all.
How to Identify Negligence in a Surgery Center
Not all poor patient outcomes at surgery centers stem from negligence or medical malpractice. Some patients suffer injuries or pass away in the operating room due to foreseeable risks of the surgery despite the center’s best effort at doing everything it could to prevent harm. If another reasonable and prudent staff member or facility would have done the same thing in the same situation, the surgery center likely would not be guilty of malpractice even if the patient suffered damages. The plaintiff must prove that the defendant breached a duty of patient care and that this breach was the reason for the alleged injuries.
Surgical center negligence can take many shapes and forms. It could mean lack of proper staffing or training, poor premises safety or sanitation, dangerous miscommunications, malfunctioning equipment, or incompetent surgeons. Errors before, during, or after surgery can worsen a patient’s prognosis – sometimes fatally. It is always worthwhile to discuss your case with a lawyer after suffering any type of harm from a surgery center. You could qualify for compensation through a Florida medical malpractice claim.
Call (954) 467-6400 to speak with an attorney at Freedland Harwin Valori Gander, PL. We have the history, knowledge, tools, and ability to go up against surgery centers in Florida with confidence. Our personalized legal services and proven results will give you peace of mind during your medical malpractice claim. Submit our contact form today and we’ll get back to you for a free case evaluation.
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ALL FIELDS REQUIRED
- BIRTH TRAUMA
- EMERGENCY ROOM MISTAKES
- FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE OR MISDIAGNOSIS – CANCER
- FAILURE OR DELAY IN DIAGNOSIS OF SEPSIS
- FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE AND TREAT GESTATIONAL DIABETES
- FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE BREAST CANCER
- FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE HEART ATTACK
- FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE OR TREAT AORTIC DISSECTION
- FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE PNEUMONIA
- FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE PULMONARY EMBOLISM
- FAILURE TO TREAT STROKE
- HOSPITAL MALPRACTICE
- INTRAVENOUS INFILTRATION
- MEDICATION ERRORS
- MEDICATION OVERDOSE
- NEGLIGENT FETAL MONITORING
- OB/GYN ERRORS
- PACU ERRORS
- PLASTIC SURGERY ERRORS
- PREOPERATIVE CLEARANCE ERROR
- PSYCHIATRIC MALPRACTICE
- RADIOLOGY ERRORS
- SPINE SURGERY MISTAKES
- STILLBIRTH & MISCARRIAGE MALPRACTICE
- SURGERY CENTER ERRORS
- SURGICAL ERRORS
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