Medical malpractice occurs when a negligent act or omission by a physician or other medical professional results in damage or harm to a patient.
Medical malpractice occurs when a patient is harmed as a result of a negligent act or omission by a healthcare professional. At Micheal T. Gibson, P.A. our Orlando Medical Malpractice Attorneys are committed to protecting the rights of injury victims.
Analyzing medical death rate data over an eight-year period, Johns Hopkins patient safety experts have calculated that more than 250,000 deaths per year are due to medical error in the U.S. However, this figure doesn’t include the thousands of other preventable deaths that occur in private clinics, doctors’ offices, and other medical facilities.
Doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals are legally required to provide safe,competent treatment to their patients. Our medical malpractice attorneys provide aggressive legal representation to those who have been seriously harmed by preventable errors that constitute medical malpractice and hospital negligence.
Dangerous Medical Devices
A defective medical device may cause serious, even life-threatening injuries and conditions. Frequently, patients require additional invasive treatment to correct or replace a dangerous medical device.
At Michael T. Gibson, P.A. our Orlando Medical Malpractice Attorneys can handle claims involving defective medical devices including:
- Heart Valves
- Artificial Joints
- Taxus Stents
- Silicone Breast Implants
- Contraceptive Devices
- Dialysis Filters
The companies that manufacture and sell dangerous or defective medical devices are legally responsible for the injuries their products cause. Like healthcare providers, these producers must ensure that their products do not harm or hurt consumers.
Though all surgery involves some degree of risk, all too often permanent injuries result from medical negligence. When you undergo surgery, you have the right to expect your surgeon, anesthesiologist,and other medical professionals to provide the standard of care legally required of all healthcare practitioners.
When this expectation is not met, you are likely entitled to compensation for any medical bills, rehabilitation costs, and pain and suffering resulting from such negligence.
Surgical errors occur most commonly during:
- Gastric Bypass Surgery
- Laparoscopic Surgery
- Abdominal surgery
- Cardio-thoracic Surgery
- Thoracic Surgery
- Plastic Surgery
Common Medication Errors in Florida
According to a recent study by the FDA that evaluated reports of fatal medication errors, the most common errors involving medications are related to improper dosage amounts, which account for 41 percent of fatal medication errors. An additional 16 percent of these fatal errors involve patients being given the wrong drug or a drug that is administered via the wrong route. Almost half of all fatal medication errors are made on patients over 60 years old. The elderly generally are at greater risk for such medical malpractice because they often take multiple prescription medications.
The most common medications that involve adverse reactions are:
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