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In times of need, patients turn to hospitals and surgical facilities for treatment. Unfortunately, the quality of care provided at one hospital can be substantially different from what is provided at another facility. If a hospital makes a mistake, it can result in serious injuries, or even death, for the patient.
Unfortunately, hospital malpractice causes thousands of injuries and deaths every year. Cases of medical negligence often involve complex issues regarding emergency room care, surgery, intensive care treatment, labor and delivery, and medication errors.
If you’ve been catastrophically injured, or someone you love was killed as a result of a medical professional’s mistake, our skilled, experienced medical malpractice lawyers can help. Contact The Carlson Law Firm today for a free case evaluation.
While negligence is the root cause of most forms of medical malpractice, it’s important to understand a couple of key points. First, not every unfortunate result in a hospital is a case of medical malpractice. This area of law is complicated, and it’s vital you speak with a lawyer immediately so you can get a sense of the validity of your claim.
If a hospital’s services do not abide by the high standard of care, you may have grounds to take legal action against the hospital and its staff. The hospital is liable for the acts of its doctors, nurses, pharmacists, therapists, anesthesiologists, and other healthcare providers, as well as for the equipment they use in administering treatments. If you seek legal action, you must face the daunting challenge of taking on the hospital and insurance company, but you definitely should not do it alone.
Common hospital errors include:
- Inaccurate record keeping, leading to patient mismanagement
- Incorrect dosing of medications
- Failing to monitor patients
- Poor employee hygiene
- Employee abuse of patients
- Failing to properly disinfect rooms, instruments and diagnostic tools
How Do I Know If I Have a Hospital Malpractice Claim?
There have been many changes to the laws that govern how a hospital malpractice lawsuit will be handled, resulting in a very complex and difficult area of law. Most times the burden of proof will rest on the victim or their family members.
Healthcare facilities such as hospitals and nursing homes will have teams of legal professionals and insurance adjusters that focus mainly on disproving any negligence by the healthcare professionals that work for them. They are well versed in providing the victims and their families with medical explanations that may lead you to believe nothing out-of-the-ordinary took place.
Your best course of action is to contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney with a proven track record winning cases like yours. Because the laws often change and are so complicated, only someone who understands the intricacies involved in this area will be able to hold those responsible for your injuries accountable.
How The Carlson Law Firm Can Help
The skilled medical malpractice attorneys at The Carlson Law Firm have years of experience handling complex hospital negligence lawsuits. There are never any out of pocket expenses to pursue a lawsuit against a hospital or medical provider through our law firm, and we receive no fees unless we obtain a recovery
Every medical malpractice claim has a statute of limitations that requires action within a certain time frame, which is why it is vitally important that you contact a medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible.