Florida Surgical Center Malpractice Attorneys
Helping Those Harmed by Medical Error at a Surgical Center
Surgical centers are enjoyed by patients and doctors because of their convenience. These centers allow doctors to perform a variety of procedures more affordably and faster than ever before. However, with a surgical center's convenience comes the potential for a patient to sustain injuries because of the expedited nature. While all centers offer different services, they all share one thing: the responsibility to protect the health and safety of every patient.
If you’re suffering because of a malpractice by the staff of a surgical center, help is available. At Stewart Tilghman Fox Bianchi & Cain, P.A, our team of Florida surgical center malpractice lawyers are ready to fight for the compensation you need and the justice you deserve for your injuries. We’re ready to hold surgeons, nurses, and other medical workers involved with your procedure accountable for failing to provide the care you were entitled to.
Call our Florida surgical center malpractice lawyers today at (305) 770-6335 to discover your options at no charge. Your free consultation is 100% confidential.
What Is a Surgical Center?
Also known as ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), these locations offer same-day surgical procedures. Patients enjoy the simplicity that ASCs offer while doctors and insurance companies prefer them for their cost effectiveness.
Services provided by surgical centers include the following:
- Same-day surgical procedures
- Preventative procedures
- Elective procedures
One of the defining characteristics of a surgical center is their lack of inpatient care after a procedure. Typically, hospitals keep patients overnight or longer after a procedure to monitor their recovery. Surgery centers make procedures more affordable by sending a patient home to recover. Not all procedures should be performed at a surgical center. However, surgeries done at an ASC will generally be more affordable for patients and their insurers.
Common specialties that use surgery centers include the following:
- Pain management
Common Causes of Surgical Center Malpractice
The qualities that make surgical centers useful are also what can lead to serious malpractice. Since surgery centers don’t keep patients overnight for monitoring, they must be certain a person is ready to go home. Additionally, the expedited nature of a surgical center’s operations can cause staff to make critical errors. If a surgical center doesn’t maintain thorough and consistent procedures, patients can suffer from errors that led to injuries and, in the worst cases, death.
Surgical center malpractice can be caused by the following:
- Incorrect diagnoses
- Discharging patients too soon
- Failure to recognize injuries after surgery
- Failure to sterilize equipment
- Failure to inform about the specifics of a surgery
- Improperly trained or under-qualified staff
Many surgical center malpractice cases have one thing in common: the facility that harmed a patient does not have any accreditation from an external body. There are three main accreditors for ASCs in the U.S. While Florida requires all ASCs to be licensed by the Agency for Health Care Administration, accreditation is only required for facilities that use Medicare or private insurance. This means that many surgical centers that focus on elective procedures have no accreditation.
Talk to Our Miami Surgical Center Malpractice Lawyers
If you're facing the challenges caused by surgical center malpractice, don’t hesitate to call Stewart Tilghman Fox Bianchi & Cain, P.A. Our medical malpractice lawyers can help you fight for the compensation you deserve. The healthcare industry is supposed to help people, and you shouldn’t have to suffer because of a surgical center’s failure to help you.
Call our Florida surgical center malpractice attorneys right now at (305) 770-6335 to speak with a member of our team about your case.