Hospital Negligence

Hospital Negligence

Hospitals should maintain a high standard of care that protects patients. Hospital negligence occurs when conduct or conditions at a facility lead to the injury or death of a patient. Patients and their families have the right to receive compensation due to negligence. An experienced attorney can pursue a medical malpractice claim against a negligent hospital.

Unfortunately, medical malpractice is becoming very common. Markedly, the third leading cause of death in the United States is medical errors. The director of the Center for Diagnostic Excellence, Dr. David Newman-Toker says, “from a public health standpoint, we are in crisis.”

 

Hospital Liability

Patients receive care from many different medical staff during a hospital stay. Surgeons, nurses, and other medical technicians work as a team. A hospital can be held liable when a patient is injured due to negligence by its medical staff. Medical professionals may perform flawlessly most of the time. But negligent hospital practices can also result in the serious injury or death of a patient.

Sometimes negligence errors can result in lifelong problems for patients and their families. Medical malpractice errors can include:

  • Communication errors between medical professionals
  • Insufficient nursing staff
  • Cleanliness issues

Doctors often are not considered employees because they work as independent contractors for hospitals. However, there are instances where a hospital can be held liable for the negligence of a contracted doctor. For example, a hospital may hire an incompetent and dangerous doctor due to poor screening. As a result, negligence liability would fall to the hospital.

 

Proof of Liability

Our attorneys will be able to hold a hospital liable for injuries or wrongful death due to negligence by proving that:

  • The hospital had a duty of care to protect a patient from undue harm, injury, and death.
  • The hospital breached that duty of care.
  • As a result of that breach, the patient was unduly harmed.
  • The breach itself was the direct cause of harm.
  • The harm or injury resulted in a financial loss.
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Hospital Negligence May Be Medical Malpractice.

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Medical Malpractice Statistics

Medical error is the third leading cause of death in the United States after cancer and heart disease.

250,000 hospital patients die annually due to preventable errors, according Johns Hopkins.

Office of Inspector General found 13.5 percent of hospitalized Medicare beneficiaries experienced adverse events during their hospital stays.

Surgery and other procedures appear to have led to 26% of these adverse events. Other causes included:

  • Medication errors (31%)
  • Ongoing patient care (28%)
  • Infection (15%)

 

You Can Afford An Attorney

If you or a loved one has been injured due to hospital negligence, you need a team to fight for your rights.

Call our office today for a FREE review of your case. We typically work on a contingent agreement basis, which means our fees are contingent upon the outcome of your case.

The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess will help you to receive compensation for medical bills, and other loses due to a hospital’s negligence.

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