What Constitutes Hospital Negligence?
Hospital negligence is a form of medical malpractice that involves the misconduct of hospital employees or hospital administration, including attendant staff and nurses, as opposed to individual physicians. Injuries that result from hospital negligence can have detrimental effects on the lives of the patients who have been harmed, including their loved ones. When a patient suffers a catastrophic injury, he or she can experience lifelong disability, or can ultimately perish as a result of the injury.
According to some reports, injuries caused by hospital negligence are disturbingly common throughout the nation. Although there are laws that protect medical care providers from certain errors, the state recognizes that some patients can be injured as a result of negligence. When a medical facility is responsible for the negligence or malpractice that caused the victim’s injuries, the facility can be held responsible for the damages caused. If your loved one has been injured as a result of hospital negligence, the Southern California medical malpractice attorneys at Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox, LLP can help.
At Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox, LLP, the firm understands how profoundly a medical injury can affect a family, so the firm fights diligently to ensure their clients achieve the best possible outcome in court. To schedule a free consultation with the firm, consider dialing (909) 894-0812 or complete the confidential contact form today.
Typical Causes of Hospital Negligence
Every patient has the right to expect their hospital to provide a certain standard of care and precaution when treating them. Unfortunately, hospital negligence can occur at any medical facility and affect any patient. Although hospital negligence can take many forms, the most common types are: Hiring staff that has not been licensed, Failing to train staff, Failing to hire sufficient staffing, Failing to maintain the facility, Providing care in an unsafe facility, Providing care in an unsanitary facility, Supplying caregivers with antiquated or inadequate equipment, Failing to safeguard medical records and test results, and Failing to properly communicate with patients.
Hospital negligence can cause a variety of preventable injuries, including birth injuries, falls, infections, and misdiagnosis of medical conditions. Any injury caused by medical negligence can negatively impact a victim’s life, causing him or her lifelong debilitations or untimely death.
Compensation Available for Hospital Negligence
When a patient is injured as a result of hospital negligence, filing a claim can help recover compensation for the following: Pain and suffering, Additional medical expenses, Loss of income, Loss of earning potential, and Loss of quality of life.
When the negligence has resulted in the death of a loved one, the victim’s survivors can seek compensation for the following damages: Funeral costs and burial expenses, Loss of future earnings and benefits, and Loss of relationship and companionship.
Contact an Experienced Attorney To File a Medical Negligence Case
When an injury has been caused as a result of the systemic failure of a medical facility or hospital, the injured patient has the legal right to pursue compensation. Medical negligence cases are complex and involve a complete investigation of the hospital, which can be difficult to conduct without the right experience. Fortunately, injured patients can seek the legal guidance of a knowledgeable attorney who can advocate on their behalf.
Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox, LLP has extensive experience handling complex medical negligence cases. The firm is committed to protecting the rights of their clients, and they work diligently to ensure their clients recover the compensation they deserve after being wrongfully injured. For a free case evaluation, consider contacting Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox, LLP today by calling (909) 894-0812 or complete the contact form here.
Stephen Levine, is a Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Defense — an honor achieved by only the top criminal law attorneys in California. Mr. Levine has over 40 years of experience in criminal defense and family law serving Southern California, and is a highly regarded Super Lawyer as well as AV Rated attorney.