When you are faced with a life-and-death situation, you trust that the hospital you are rushing your loved one to will be up to the task and do everything in its power to save a life. But inadequate training, equipment failures, and slips of a scalpel are just a few of the reasons why the United States ranks third in the nation for hospital mistakes. The last thing you want are missteps leading to subpar medical care that trigger health complications or worse, death. At [[title]] we are dedicated to helping victims receive the compensation they deserve for medical malpractice.
Possible Advantages of Suing a Hospital
The picture is just as gloomy statewide when it comes to hospital errors. Negligence occurs when healthcare professionals fail to uphold their duty of care, and the patient suffers an injury or harm. In Illinois, a hospital can be held responsible for injuries that are caused to a patient as a result of negligence by a hospital employee, even if the doctor is an independent contractor. This includes physicians, nurses, and radiologists, among others.
Hospitals tend to have larger insurance policies than individuals. So, for example, if a surgeon operates on the wrong leg or a nurse fails to clean a wound, and it leads to infection, the patient may be entitled to receive adequate compensation.
Negligent institutional practices or protocols are often to blame for avoidable patient injuries. Hospitals create these rules for hospital staff to follow. But if a physician has followed the required steps and still ends up hurting you, the hospital needs to share in the responsibility for the harm that it caused. Suing the hospital for negligence is important for our clients, but it is also vital that hospitals change regulations that do more harm than good.
Putting Patients at Risk
Medical malpractice at hospitals focuses on mistakes or negligence made by healthcare staff, and they can include the following:
Confusing patients and their treatment
Not monitoring patients properly
Not tending to emergencies
Contact an Arlington Heights Medical Malpractice Attorney
If you have suffered an injury due to negligence at a hospital contact a Rolling Meadows medical malpractice lawyer. At [[title]] we have more than 60 years of combined experience in medical malpractice cases. We are here to help and happy to review your options if you call [[phone]] for a free consultation.