Category : Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice

How Do You Win a Medical Negligence Case?

Frank Fernandez
You might suffer no adverse consequences when a healthcare provider commits an error. A doctor might even correct a mistake early enough that you never know it happened. But many victims of medical errors suffer injuries or death. These injuries can range from cuts and bruises from rough handling by nursing assistants to a long and painful battle with a fatal disease after an incorrect diagnosis. Understanding medical negligence and what you need to prove...
Medical Malpractice

​Surgical Errors and Medical Negligence

Frank Fernandez
Doctors and other medical professionals fight to save lives every day. However, errors in the healthcare profession are common, as they are in every other line of work. Sadly, mistakes committed in the healthcare arena, particularly by surgeons and their teams, often bring devastating consequences, including injury, financial woes, and death. Fortunately, victims of surgical errors and other medical mistakes have a way to address the consequences of negligent medical care and recover the financial...
Medical Malpractice

Hospital Negligence

Frank Fernandez
Do I Have A Hospital Negligence Claim? Mistakes made in a hospital can impact your life permanently. Errors can result in serious injury, illness, and, in some cases, could be fatal. We all depend on hospital staff members to make the right decisions when administering care to someone who enters an emergency room. When mistakes happen, someone should be held accountable. To learn more about your claim speaking with an experienced medical malpractice attorney can...
Medical Malpractice

Understanding Failure to Diagnose in Hospital Emergency Rooms

Frank Fernandez
When you head to the emergency room, you expect the doctors to quickly look over your symptoms and provide you with a diagnosis, ideally one that will cure your ailment. In many cases, you may find yourself heading to the emergency room with significant pain or an acute problem that requires an immediate remedy. Talk to an Attorney Unfortunately, you may not always walk out of the emergency room with the diagnosis you had hoped...
Awards Medical Malpractice

Fernandez Firm Wins Jury Verdict for Hospital Negligence Case

Britt Reiersgord
What a fantastic day for Justice! On January 13, 2022, a Polk County jury found for the Fernandez Firm’s very deserving client in the amount of $3.57 million. 4 years and a tremendous battle against the negligent Hospital but, in the end, the truth won! The Fernandez Firm is experienced in winning a variety of hospital negligence and error cases. Our team fights for our clients to get them what they deserve. We know that...
Medical Malpractice

Misdiagnosis Can Provide Grounds for a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

Frank Fernandez
People rely on doctors to diagnose and treat illness and disease. Some people have limited choices for their providers because of their insurance plan, while others have more freedom. Regardless of who someone chooses as a provider, they expect their doctor to provide excellent medical care. Unfortunately, doctors and other medical professionals make mistakes. They do not always provide high-quality care, and sometimes it is difficult to discern between competent providers and those who fail...
Bedsores Medical Malpractice Nursing Home Abuse

Pressure Ulcer Legal Cases

Frank Fernandez
Often, pressure ulcers—also known as bedsores or decubitus ulcers—are mentioned as though they are a normal part of aging or of the experience of living in a long-term nursing facility. In truth, pressure ulcers are often serious injuries that can result in a potentially fatal infection. They’re also often a sign of nursing home neglect. If your loved one has experienced new or worsening bedsores since entering a nursing home, an experienced nursing home negligence...
Bedsores Medical Malpractice

Can I Sue for Bedsores?

Frank Fernandez
Whether you or a loved one suffers bedsores while staying in a hospital, nursing home, or assisted living facility, or suffers bedsores because of poor care in a hospital, you may find yourself looking for compensation. Do you have the right to sue for bedsores? The short answer is yes: Bedsores primarily result from poor patient care or medical negligence. Usually, the question is “who bears liability to you.” What Are Bedsores? Bedsores, also known...
Bedsores Medical Malpractice

How Much Is a Bedsore Lawsuit Worth?

Frank Fernandez
According to the Agency for Health Care Administration, Florida has more than 190,000 beds available at hospitals, nurse homes and assisted living facilities. While these beds are not 100 percent filled, a significant portion of our most vulnerable population relies on medical care in these facilities. While Florida skilled nursing facilities rank among the best in the country, neglect remains a problem. Bedsores pose a problem in nearly every situation that involves a person confined...
Medical Malpractice

At Any Given Moment, Approximately What Proportion Of U.S. Hospital Patients Has A Pressure Ulcer?

Frank Fernandez
How Common Are They and How Do They Start? Pressure ulcers, also known as pressure sores, are one of the most common side effects of long-term care around the world, affecting about 8.4 percent of hospital patients specifically. In the United States, around 2.5 million people get pressure ulcers every year.  According to that math, at any given time,  one in every 13 long-term care patients is suffering from a pressure ulcer. They rarely form...