Hospital Error Lawsuits
If you believe you have been harmed by the negligence of a healthcare organization, hospital, or medical clinic then contact Washington Personal Injury Law to talk to a lawyer for a free consultation.
Lawsuits Around Hospital Errors
Hospital errors account for a large number of injuries in the United States. It used to be that hospitals were just a building that doctors would rent out space to care for their own patients. However, today hospitals are more commonly parts of huge medical conglomerates that control the medical care provided to patients. Due to this level of control, the way medical care is provided can many times be below the standard of care. Lawsuits against the hospitals are known as corporate negligence. However, a hospital could also be liable for the negligence of its employees or agents. Some of the ways that hospital errors occur include:
- Medication errors of nurses
- Emergency room doctors failing to conduct a thorough exam of the patient
- Surgical errors
- Hospitals failing to have appropriate policies or procedures
- Failing to monitor patients appropriately
- Delaying treatment of patients
- And others
It is important to recognize that not every hospital error is medical malpractice. In order for there to be a potential case, you must be able to prove that the hospital or one of its medical providers acted negligently and that the outcome would have been different if the hospital or medical provider performed within the standard of care. This depends on the facts surrounding your medical care including the medical condition, whether there was an error, and the probable success of treatment if there was an error.
Common case examples involving hospital errors include:
- Fall injury
- Bad Policies
- Nursing Mistake
- Building Maintenance
- And many others
If you feel that a medical professional failed to diagnose a medical condition and that has caused you or your family harm, contact Washington Personal Injury Law today about your potential legal options.