Hospitals are supposed to serve the needs of their patients and to keep them safe. However, it is not unusual for patient safety to be comprised. In fact, patient safety is often compromised because the hospital fails to take all of the steps necessary to prevent negligence and medical errors. Whether due to negligence, error, or some other act of malpractice, the hospital in which the person received care may be held liable for any losses or suffering endured by the patient when that person is harmed at the hands of medical professionals. Hospital negligence includes, but is not limited to, medical errors, nurse malpractice, emergency room malpractice, medication errors, and surgical errors.
Patients have a constitutional right to seek compensation when they suffer harm at the hands of hospitals or medical professionals. This helps to protect additional patients from suffering harm as well as provide victims and their families with compensation for:
- Medical care costs
- Loss of wages and reduced earning potential
- Out of pocket expenses
- Quality of life
- Loss of a child, spouse or other loved one
- Loss of fertility
- Loss of limb or sight
Obtaining the advice of an experienced hospital negligence attorney is essential. The laws governing hospital negligence are highly regulated by a complex body of rules, which vary considerably from state to state. As a registered nurse and practicing attorney with over 15 years of experience, Mr. Baker has both the knowledge and experience to help you seek the compensation you deserve. You do not have to suffer in vain. If you or a loved one has been harmed in a hospital setting, call us today.