Holding Hospitals Accountable For Medical Negligence
Medical negligence is not only about doctors’ mistakes. Many medical malpractice cases and health care injuries involve an element of hospital liability. Facilities and health care systems bear responsibility for the physicians, nurses, aides and other staff members they employ.
If you are a victim of medical malpractice, this means that you are likely fighting the hospital’s attorneys as well as the individual doctor’s attorneys. To protect your right to collect compensation, you will need an experienced, aggressive attorney to stand up for you.
At Shelly Law Offices, LLC, our hospital liability lawyer knows how to hold negligent parties and their insurance companies liable for the compensation you need. When the opposition refuses to negotiate, attorney Carol Shelly pursues these cases at trial.
Hospital Liability: Protecting Patients In Pennsylvania
The hospital and its health care system can typically be held responsible for the conduct of its employees. For example, if the hospital hires a nurses’ aide without doing required background and employment history checks, it may be held liable for injury or death that the employee causes. Hospital liability extends to many areas of medical malpractice, including:
- Negligent care of hospital patients
- Failures in staff and physician communication
- Failure to properly credential medical providers
- Hiring inexperienced or unqualified staff
- Surgical errors
- Understaffing and lack of supervision
- Patient falls (using the bathroom, falling from gurney or bed)
- Emergency room errors or negligence
- Medication errors and hospital pharmacy errors
- Deviation from sterile procedures for surgical care and infection control
- Outdated or unsafe medical equipment
We will investigate your claim to determine the cause of your injury. We know how to interpret employment records, hiring practices and medical records to find out what contributed to your injury. Then we will seek compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages.
Hospitals Have Attorneys. So Should You.
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