Upset nurseWest Palm Beach is a thriving metropolitan area with a population of more than 100,000 residents. West Palm Beach is a major city located in the South Florida geographic area, which is also comprised of Fort Lauderdale and Miami. This southeastern part of Florida is also known as the Gold Coast. World renown for its beaches and moderate winters, West Palm Beach attracts retirees from around the country to spend their ‘golden years’ living in Florida’s Gold Coast.

West Palm Beach’s Seniors Need Good, Quality Hospital Care

With West Palm Beach’s burgeoning elderly population, the need for world-class hospital care is obvious. This senior citizen population frequently visits West Palm Beach area hospitals. Given their already frail state of health, preventable hospital errors must be minimized. Unfortunately, recent nationwide studies suggest that hospital errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S.. “We are burying a population the size of Miami every year from medical errors that can be prevented. A number of hospitals have improved by one or even two grades, indicating hospitals are taking steps toward safer practices, but these efforts aren’t enough,” says Leah Binder, president and CEO of Leapfrog. “During this time of rapid health care transformation, it’s vital that we work together to arm patients with the information they need and tell doctors and hospitals that the time for change is now.”

West Palm Beach Hospital Negligence Injuries

If a West Palm hospital patient is neglected, a wide variety of terrible injuries may occur. Some of the more common hospital negligence injuries we encounter are:

  • Hospital-acquired pressure ulcers
  • Infections
  • Patient falls resulting in fractures
  • Drug and medication mistakes
  • Blood transfusion errors
  • Wrong-site surgery errors
  • Failing to diagnose a medical condition
  • Misinterpreting films and test results

Just because your injury does not appear above does not mean that it is not a hospital negligence injury. If you have more questions on your West Palm Beach hospital neglect injury claim, speak with our lawyers for free now by calling 561-717-0817.

Damages in a West Palm Beach Hospital Injury Lawsuit

Available damages in your hospital negligence claim include:

  • The medical bills you incurred as a result of the error
  • Your future medical care needs related to the injury
  • Home health care bills
  • Missed income at work due to the injury
  • Pain and suffering
  • Pain, suffering and inconvenience to your spouse (if applicable)

5 Things To Do Following a West Palm Beach Hospital Injury

  1. Seek immediate medical attention for the injury. If you suspect a doctor was negligent in causing the injury, it is wise to get a second opinion from an outside, neutral doctor.
  2. Document the injury. Explain to your healthcare provider not only the condition you have, but also, what you believe caused it.
  3. Ask for the adverse incident report from the hospital’s risk manager. Every West Palm Beach hospital is required to create an adverse incident report when a preventable injury occurs. In Florida, adverse incident reports are always obtainable by the patient under Florida’s ‘Patient’s Right to Know About Adverse Medical Incidents’ legislation. Get your adverse incident report from the hospital. If you have trouble getting the report, contact our law firm for help.
  4. Report the West Palm Beach hospital injury to the Department of Health.
  5. Contact our Palm Beach County hospital injury lawyers to investigate your potential case.

West Palm Beach Area Hospitals

Bethesda Hospital East
www.bethesdaweb.com
2815 S. Seacrest Blvd., Boynton Beach
(561) 737-7733

Bethesda Hospital West
www.bethesdawest.org
9655 W. Boynton Beach, Blvd. Boynton Beach, FL 33472
(561) 336-7000

Boca Raton Regional Hospital
www.brrh.com
800 Meadows Rd., Boca Raton
(561) 395-7100

Delray Medical Center
www.delraymedicalctr.com
5352 Linton Blvd., Delray Beach
(561) 498-4440

Lakeside Medical Center
www.lakesidemedical.org
1201 S. Main St., Belle Glade
(561) 996-6571

Good Samaritan Medical Center
www.goodsamaritanmc.com
1309 N. Flagler Dr. West Palm Beach
(561) 655-5511

Columbia Hospital
www.columbiahospital.com
2201 45th St., West Palm Beach
(561) 842-6141

JFK Medical Center
www.jfkmc.com
5301 Congress Ave., Atlantis
(561) 965-7300

Jupiter Medical Center
www.jupitermed.com
1210 S. Old Dixie Hwy, Jupiter
(561) 747-2234

Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center
www.pbgmc.com
3360 Burns Rd., Palm Beach Gardens
(561) 622-1411

Palms West Hospital
www.palmswesthospital.com
13001 St. Rd. 80, Loxahatchee
(561 798-3300

St. Mary’s Medical Center
www.stmarysmc.com
1041 45th St., West Palm Beach
(561) 844-6300

Wellington Regional Medical Center
www.wellingtonregional.com
10101 Forest Hills Blvd., Wellington
(561) 798-8500

West Boca Medical Center
www.westbocamedctr.com
21644 St. Rd., 7, Boca Raton
(561)488-8000

Veterans Administration Medical Center
www.westpalmbeach.va.gov
7305 N. Military Tr., West Palm Beach
(561) 882-8262