Medical malpractice claims can stem from incidents in busy, high-stress hospital environments. Most hospital employees are hard-working, talented individuals who perform life-saving and health-promoting feats every day; however, rare instances of hospital negligence can lead to:
- Aggravation of a health condition or injury
- Physical disfigurement
- Loss of enjoyment of life
In recent news is the story of a 3-month-old girl whose finger was severed by a hospital nurse last year at Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. The nurse accidentally severed the young girl’s finger while removing an IV with scissors. Sadly, a surgeon was unable to reattach the girl’s finger because of the small size of her blood vessels. The mother has filed a lawsuit alleging hospital negligence.
The crux of any medical malpractice claim is whether the medical professional deviated from accepted standards of care. If the attorney in this case can prove the nurse was being negligent, and severed the child’s finger as a result, the family may be successful in recovering compensation.
The mother and her attorney seek damages of more than $15,000, and have named the hospital and the nurse as defendants.
At the Law Offices of Michael Barszcz, M.D., J.D., we believe in the abilities of the many skilled and knowledgeable health professionals across the state of Florida. Our attorneys represent legitimate medical malpractice claims stemming from the blatant disregard for the medical field that occurs when a healthcare worker is negligent in his or her duties.
If you have been seriously injured as a result of medical malpractice in Orlando or any other city in Florida, please contact the Law Offices of Michael Barszcz, M.D., J.D., to schedule a consultation with our experienced malpractice lawyers.