Can Patients Sue Hospitals for Negligence?
Injury Lawyer in Charleston Holding Hospitals Accountable
The safety and security of a hospital setting should be the last thing
on your mind. In reality,
hospitals can be provide opportunities for danger. Annually, the number of
reported accidental hospital deaths is double the amount due to car crashes. Some
estimates place the actual number 400% more than what is reported.
Many hospitals have become businesses concerned with the economics of healthcare.
The well-being of their patients has become secondary. At
McLeod Law Group, LLC we are fully-aware of the consequences of hospitals shifting their focus
from caretaking to matters of commerce. Our
Charleston personal injury attorneys may be able to hold hospitals accountable when they are negligent.
Hospital Negligence is Complex
When someone is injured or a loved one dies as the result of hospital negligence, a
personal injury case may be brought against the hospital. Healthcare facilities can be
charged with multiple categories of claims including
medical malpractice covering medical carelessness and employer negligence, and
Medical carelessness or negligence may be the result of various factors,
- Surgical errors
- Failure to keep proper patient records
- Medication errors
- Secondary infections
Healthcare facilities are businesses and therefore liable for their own
acts of negligence as well as those of their employees. These acts can include:
- Failing to properly screen all hospital personnel, including doctors and nurses
- Inadequate staffing
- Continuing to employ unsafe medical staff
- Medical mistakes by an employee
Hospitals are also required to provide safe conditions. Failure to do so
can result in harm to their patients such as:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Exposure to hazardous materials
- Inadequate security
Our Charleston Attorneys are Prepared to Assist with Your Personal Injury Claim
If you are suffering the devastating results of hospital negligence or
are considering filing a
wrongful death claim for the loss of a loved one, McLeod Law Group, LLC is prepared to
help! For nearly 20 years, attorneys in our firm have been zealously fighting
to maximize the chances of receiving compensation for our clients. We
offer experienced and driven personal assistance and will fight to hold
all parties accountable for your injuries and losses.
today to learn more about the options available with your claim!