Were You A Victim of Hospital Negligence

Hospital Negligence Attorney in Boca Raton

Let Our Firm Fight for Your Legal Rights

Hospitals and hospital staff are required to provide a certain level of reasonable care for their patients. When they fail to properly do so, and you are injured as a result, the hospital may be liable. At Somera & Silva, LLP, we have extensive experience handling all types of medical malpractice cases.

Our Boca Raton hospital negligence attorneys can help you understand your legal options, providing aggressive representation and personalized guidance every step of the way. Our firm has a physician on-site who can help you determine if your injuries were preventable and, with our background in the medical field, we can help you create a plan of legal action. If you believe that you or a loved one was the victim of hospital negligence or medical malpractice, reach out to our firm today.

When a Hospital Is Liable for Your Injuries

Hospital negligence cases are typically very complex. Because individuals are most often at the hospital to treat serious injuries that occurred before they arrived, it can be difficult to determine if your injuries were caused by or worsened as a result of negligence.

Additionally, while nurses, technicians, and other staff members are often employees of the hospital, doctors are usually independent contractors. Therefore, if your injuries were caused by a doctor’s negligence, the hospital may not be liable.

A hospital may be liable for your injuries and/or suffering if any of the following are true:

  • Your injuries were caused by the negligence/avoidable mistake of a hospital employee
  • The hospital had prior knowledge of a doctor’s incompetence, yet kept them on staff
  • The hospital failed to properly supervise a doctor who caused your injuries
  • A hospital employee caused intentional harm that left you injured

There are many factors that may influence liability. For instance, if a hospital employee made a mistake while under the supervision of an independent contractor physician, the physician and not the hospital may be liable.

Furthermore, certain emergency room situations in which a hospital does not have time to inform you that your doctor is not a hospital employee may mean that the hospital is liable for your avoidable injuries.

Trust Our Firm for the Sound Legal Counsel You Need

Because these matters are very complex, it’s important that you have an experienced Boca Raton hospital negligence attorney who can guide you through the process. Our firm’s co-founding attorney is a licensed medical professional with an in-depth understanding of hospital negligence law.

We can assist you with everything from filing an affidavit of merit to securing an expert medical witness to testify on your behalf. We have helped injured victims recover millions of dollars throughout the state of Florida — find out how our firm can fight for you.

If you suspect that your or your loved one was the victim of hospital negligence, reach out to our hospital malpractice attorney at (561) 981-8881 today. Free consultations available!

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