Hospital and Medical Facility Error
When you are admitted to a hospital you expect to be treated for an illness, disease or injury in an effective and timely manner. You expect to be healed. You don’t expect to leave the hospital in a worse condition than before you entered. Tragically, thousands of patients are injured each year as a result of hospital errors and medical malpractice. Negligence by doctors, nurses, technicians, pharmacists and hospitals can have devastating consequences; they can even be fatal.
Hospital errors can occur at anytime and for a variety of different reasons. Some of the most common include:
- Medication errors – receiving the wrong drug, an improper dosage of a drug, or an allergic reaction to the drug that should never have been administered
- Surgical errors – including wrong-site surgery, wrong-patient surgery, negligently performed surgery or leaving a foreign object or surgical tool in the body
- Wrong diagnosis or delayed diagnosis – failing to order and correctly review test data in a competent and efficient manner
- Obstetrical malpractice – resulting in birth injuries such as Cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy and kernicterus
- Emergency room errors – including patient intake, premature discharge from the hospital, and procedural errors
- Infections – resulting from poor sanitary conditions or infection control procedures.
Given that hospital errors can occur in many ways, it is often difficult to determine who is ultimately responsible. A doctor, anesthesiologist, nurse, paramedic, or even a member of the hospital’s administrative staff may be guilty of negligent conduct. If you suspect that you or a loved one has been seriously injured as result of a preventable hospital error, it is vital that you talk to an experienced medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible.
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