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 premises liability.

Medical carelessness or negligence may be the result of various factors, including:

  • Surgical errors
  • Failure to keep proper patient records
  • Misdiagnosis
  • 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.

Contact us today to learn more about the options available with your claim!