Hospitals and Clinics
Florida Medical Malpractice Lawyers on Your Side
Along with doctors, hospitals, clinics and other medical facilities have a responsibility to meet accepted standards in providing patient care. So when a death or serious injury occurs during medical treatment at one of these facilities, the complexity of a medical malpractice claim increases. As such, if you believe you suffered due to a hospital or emergency room error, you need to contact Florida medical malpractice lawyers.
Is There a Legal Distinction Between Hospitals and Clinics?
A hospital, by definition, is a full-service medical care facility that generally provides both in-patient and out-patient services, ranging from emergency care to birthing centers to diagnostic technology to surgical facilities and, often, expertise in medical specialties such as cancer or children’s diseases.
As the number and variety of clinics have increased over the last few years, the lines between so-called “clinic” facilities and hospitals have become blurred, especially when it comes to out-patient care. Ambulatory surgery centers provide surgery on an in-and-out basis, and urgent care walk-in clinics are popping up all over the country to treat simple injuries, diagnose common illnesses and prescribe medications.
On the other hand, in some areas clinics remain the primary health care providers for local populations without access to a hospital. And some medical facilities that began as clinics, such as the Mayo Clinic and the Cleveland Clinic, have become large hospitals with a major presence in several parts of the country.
Our Florida Medical Malpractice Lawyers Have a Record of Recovery for Patients
Just because you are dissatisfied with the treatment you received, or its results, does not mean you have a medical malpractice case against the hospital or clinic where you were treated. Although hospitals and clinics may be held liable for negligent or incompetent care provided by nurses, paramedics and medical technicians in their employ, they are not always responsible for a doctor’s performance.
Because these kinds of malpractice cases can be complicated, if you believe you have a medical malpractice claim you will want Florida medical malpractice attorneys who have a track record on behalf of patients who died or were seriously injured in hospital or clinic settings.
At Searcy Denney, our Florida medical malpractice lawyers have successfully represented hundreds of hospital patients and families of victims of medical malpractice:
- A $31 million settlement for plaintiffs and counsel against Tenet Healthcare Corp. on behalf of patients who suffered dangerous, painful infections after cardiac surgery at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center in Florida.
- An $8 million verdict for the family of a 15-year-old boy who died from brain damage caused by a hospital’s failure to provide timely treatment for a life-threatening medical condition.
- $4.25 million in settlement of a wrongful death lawsuit against a medical clinic for repeated failures to diagnose the pancreatic cancer that resulted in a patient’s untimely death.
Experienced Florida Medical Malpractice Lawyers Just a Phone Call Away
Our medical malpractice attorneys at Searcy Denney have more than 40 years’ experience handling claims that have originated in hospital and clinic settings. If you or someone you love has suffered because of a healthcare facility’s negligent or incompetent practice, we welcome your call for a free, confidential consultation. Please call us at 1-800-780-8607 or fill out our Contact Form.