According to a study conducted by Medicare’s Inspector General, the rate of medical errors resulting in injuries and death in skilled nursing facilities was much higher than that reported for hospitals. Skilled nursing facilities, which include certified nursing homes, typically provide follow-up treatment for patients after they have been discharged from acute care or postoperative care at a hospital and need to recover in an environment outside of the hospital. As reported by the study, medical errors at these establishments are not as widely reported as those that take place at hospitals. Red flags at these facilities are not always obvious. Errors that occurred during patient treatment – including everything from dispensation of the wrong medications to infections – resulted in damages both temporary and permanent, and more than half of the patients who were harmed had to be hospitalized at additional expense. The study also revealed that a majority of these errors were actually preventable.
If you or a loved one has been victimized by nursing home errors or wrongdoing, please be aware that you have legal recourses available. At Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A., we are your advocates; we feel your pain and, along with our legal expertise, offer understanding and compassion. We have been helping victims in Florida for more than three decades, and we believe that each and every case we represent is truly a team effort. Your justice is our justice, and with the right team behind you, you have a better chance to win in this legal system. Let us put our experience and expertise to work for you – call us today, toll-free, at 1-800-TellRobert, for a free initial consultation to determine your legal rights. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.