West Palm Beach Premature Discharge Attorney
If you’ve been sent home from a hospital too quickly and your medical condition became worse as a result, contact this West Palm Beach Premature Discharge Malpractice Lawyer for help. A premature discharge occurs when you present to a hospital with symptoms, you are admitted to the hospital, and then you are discharged before proper treatment is given. In this scenario, if you condition thereafter worsens as a result, you might have a medical malpractice case against the hospital that discharged you prematurely.
A premature discharge can result from any number of situations. For one, people are often discharged prematurely after surgeries. After a doctor performs a procedure, he or she is supposed to properly monitor the patient. This is because any number of things can go wrong after an operation. These include internal bleeding and infections. Internal bleeding may occur if a patient’s organ was accidentally damaged during a surgery. Additionally, infection may result if the surgical tools used were dirty, a doctor or nurse’s hands were unclean, or the surgical environment was unsanitary.
If the patient is monitored properly, then such internal bleeding or infection can be successfully treated. However, if a patient is instead discharged from the hospital early, then there is no way to monitor the patient for these things. The patient doesn’t always know the symptoms to watch out for after a surgery. If you are discharged quickly from a hospital after a surgery and you develop a post-surgical complication as a result, you may be able to pursue a medical malpractice case against the hospital that discharged you.
Call Mr. Quackenbush today to discuss your case if you’ve been the victim of a premature discharge anywhere in Florida (including Broward County, Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Miami-Dade County). He can be contacted at 786-294-7711 and will discuss your case at no charge to you.This West Palm Beach Premature Discharge Malpractice Lawyer Protects Patients who have been Sent Home
Sometimes you will present to a hospital with symptoms of a certain condition, and, rather than doing the proper diagnostic tests (x-rays, MRI’s, CT scans, ultrasounds, etc.) to diagnose the condition, the hospital will discharge you. Should this occur and your condition become worse as a result, you might have a medical malpractice case against the hospital that discharged you. This happens frequently in the case of heart attacks, strokes, etc.
One of the challenges in such a case is to prove that, had the hospital done the proper diagnostic tests and diagnosed your condition, your condition could have been improved. That is, you must be able to prove that effective treatment was available. After all, attorneys for the hospital might argue that, even if the hospital had properly diagnosed your condition, there was nothing that could have been done. You were going to suffer terrible consequences either way.
If you are able to prove that you would have been in better shape had the hospital correctly diagnosed your condition (rather than discharging you), then you might be able to pursue a medical negligence case against the hospital that discharged you.
Premature discharge also happens when the hospital correctly diagnoses your condition but fails to give you the proper treatment. After all, once the doctors in a hospital know what condition you are facing, they are obligated to give you the proper treatment for it. If they don’t and your condition becomes worse as a result, you may be able to pursue a case against the hospital and the doctors involved. Again, it will be important to prove that there was adequate treatment available.
Many times, hospitals and/or doctors refuse to provide proper treatment because patients don’t carry insurance. Patients who are denied treatment due to lack of ability to pay may be able to pursue cases of medical negligence.This South Florida Premature Discharge Malpractice Law Firm Gives Legal Counsel
After many treatments, doctors should give instructions to their patients. After all, many procedures require at home-care. If a doctor discharged you before giving instructions and you were harmed as a result, you might be able to pursue a medical malpractice case against the doctor.
One of the important thing to know after a premature discharge is if the hospital that discharged you was a public or private hospital. Many hospitals are government-owned (either by the city, county or the State). A case against a government hospital is referred to as a case of “sovereign immunity.” However, sovereign immunity cases include many restrictions and caps. For example, typically the most you can recover in compensation against a government-hospital is $200,000 (the exception to this is if you file “claims bill” legislation in the State Legislature in Tallahassee). Moreover, there are strict time-limitations on when you can file a sovereign immunity lawsuit.Dial 786-294-7711 to Discuss Your Case with this Palm Beach County Wrongful Discharge Attorney/Lawyer
Call Mr. Quackenbush to discuss your case if you’ve been the victim of premature discharge anywhere in Palm Beach County (including Belle Glade, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Greenacres, Jupiter, Lake Worth, Lantana, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Springs, Riviera Beach, Royal Palm Beach and Wellington). He will talk to you about your case free of charge if you call him at 786-294-7711.