West 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
- 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
- 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.
- Document the injury. Explain to your healthcare provider not only the condition you have, but also, what you believe caused it.
- 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.
- Report the West Palm Beach hospital injury to the Department of Health.
- Contact our Palm Beach County hospital injury lawyers to investigate your potential case.
West Palm Beach Area Hospitals
Bethesda Hospital East
2815 S. Seacrest Blvd., Boynton Beach
Bethesda Hospital West
9655 W. Boynton Beach, Blvd. Boynton Beach, FL 33472
Boca Raton Regional Hospital
800 Meadows Rd., Boca Raton
Delray Medical Center
5352 Linton Blvd., Delray Beach
Lakeside Medical Center
1201 S. Main St., Belle Glade
Good Samaritan Medical Center
1309 N. Flagler Dr. West Palm Beach
2201 45th St., West Palm Beach
JFK Medical Center
5301 Congress Ave., Atlantis
Jupiter Medical Center
1210 S. Old Dixie Hwy, Jupiter
Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center
3360 Burns Rd., Palm Beach Gardens
Palms West Hospital
13001 St. Rd. 80, Loxahatchee
St. Mary’s Medical Center
1041 45th St., West Palm Beach
Wellington Regional Medical Center
10101 Forest Hills Blvd., Wellington
West Boca Medical Center
21644 St. Rd., 7, Boca Raton
Veterans Administration Medical Center
7305 N. Military Tr., West Palm Beach