A young woman who experienced a miscarriage in a local hospital has taken legal action for what she has claimed is negligence on the part of the medical facility. Such medical malpractice cases are not unusual in Florida, although a successful case is not always guaranteed. It will instead require the diligent actions of a Palm Beach injury lawyer who understands the law and the workings of the civil justice system. Such diligence can be found at the law firm of Abramowitz, Pomerantz & Morehead.
It was in July 2014 that the woman, then five months pregnant, sought help from the hospital after experiencing serious bleeding. Not receiving the immediate attention that she required, the woman went into a hospital lavatory, where she suffered a miscarriage. Still unable to obtain help, she managed to cut the umbilical cord by herself. However, a hospital employee who then entered the lavatory immediately flushed the toilet containing the fetus.
Desiring a Christian burial for the fetus, the woman demanded that the remains be retrieved from the facility’s sewage system. Hospital officials denied her request, an action that led to the lawsuit. The woman’s attorney has described as “very callous” the way that his client has been treated by the hospital. Although the lawsuit filed on behalf of the woman would seem to be valid, the case could easily be thwarted due to the intricacies of the law. This is why it is so important that anyone seeking justice first seek the assistance of a Palm Beach injury lawyer.
Cases of hospital negligence cases in Florida are governed by what is known as the Medical Malpractice Act. If the group of rules contained within this law are not closely followed, a malpractice case will not be successful. It is important for an attorney to understand the law in order to prevent the failure of an otherwise valid lawsuit. Among these rules are strict requirements regarding notification of the individual or group being sued and the documents that must be provided by a health care specialist. Additionally, the statute of limitations, which governs the period that the lawsuit can be filed, is shorter than in other personal injury cases. In the event that the facts are put before a jury, the plaintiff must present the most convincing evidence.
The law firm of Abramowitz, Pomerantz & Morehead has for more than 25 years been seeking justice for victims in personal injury cases. Those who find themselves in such legal situations should contact our firm at 954-572-7200.