No Progress in Reducing Medical Malpractice and Drug Injuries in Florida
August 2, 2011
According to a report by sunsentinel.com, Florida’s healthcare industry is making little to no progress in their battle against medical malpractice by doctors in the state. The article states that a study released in April by medical journal Health Affairs found that as many as one in three hospital admissions in the U.S. result in injuries requiring additional hospitalization or treatment.
Last year, in the state of Florida alone, 168 patients died while in a doctor’s care and an additional 386 were victims of medical malpractice in various forms, ranging from drug injuries to botched surgeries.
While statistics show that deaths from medical mistakes are declining, doctors and researchers say that the number of cases involving serious patient harm is staying about the same.
Drug Injuries are some of the most common cases of medical malpractice attorneys see today. Studies show the most common types of drug injury include giving the wrong type of medication (50%) and giving the wrong strength of the drug (25%).
If you, or someone you know, have been the victim of a drug injury caused by the negligence of those whose care you were under, a Drug Injury Attorney with Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough may be able to help you receive compensation for the complications endured. Contact their lawyers immediately for a free consultation of your case.