Medical malpractice occurs when a health care provider’s action or inaction deviates from accepted standards of medical practice, resulting in injury to a patient. A medical professional’s failure to cure an illness or guarantee a positive treatment outcome does not constitute malpractice. Rather, medical malpractice occurs when the doctor or nurse fails to exercise reasonable care in prescribing and delivering acceptable standards of treatment to a patient.
Representing you properly requires an attorney who is experienced in handling complicated medical malpractice cases. The attorneys of ARONOVITZ LAW are capable of representing you well as your Miami Medical Malpractice attorney.
Medical malpractice is more common than you may know. According to the HealthGrades Patient Safety in American Hospitals Study (2009), there were 913,215 total patient safety events among 864,765 Medicare beneficiaries from 2005 to 2007, representing 2.3 percent of the nearly 38 million Medicare hospitalizations, and resulting in 97,755 deaths. Keep in mind that these numbers do not include non-Medicare patients nor incidents that occurred in outpatient settings, generally far more numerous than those that take place in hospitals.
As recently as 2010, researchers at the Harvard School of Medicine found about 18 percent of patients in hospitals are injured during the course of their care and that many of those injuries are life-threatening, or even fatal. Moreover, the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services found that one in seven Medicare patients are injured during hospital stays, and that adverse events during their course of care contribute to the deaths of 180,000 patients every year.
When you seek advice or treatment from a healthcare provider, you trust that person to act in your best interests for your physical and emotional health and safety. Despite the wonders of modern medicine, in today’s healthcare environment, factors such as heavy patient loads, demanding schedules, and cost containment initiatives by health insurance companies, too often lead to mistakes. Whenever a patient’s health and safety is compromised because of human error or clear negligence, severe, permanent and life¬ changing injuries can result.
Please contact the Miami Medical Malpractice attorneys at ARONOVITZ LAW if you or someone you love has been injured by the action or inaction of a medical professional. You may have a valid claim for medical malpractice – a claim that can serve not only to provide financial compensation for your injuries, but also to hold medical providers and the healthcare system accountable, possibly preventing injury to other patients.
ARONOVITZ LAW attorneys understand the complicated medical issues involved in your medical malpractice case. We are recognized by our satisfied clients as being excellent Miami Medical Malpractice attorneys. Please call 305-372-2772 for a free consultation today.