We know you didn’t expect to go to the hospital and end up in a worse condition. We trust healthcare professionals to help us get better, but sometimes they are negligent in their care. If you need a Cleveland Clinic accident lawyer, you can count on the Dante Law Firm to be by your side.
We understand medical malpractice cases and we want to help. There is no reason that you and your family should suffer financially because of an error made by a doctor, nurse, or other healthcare professional. Contact Clinic Negligence Attorney In Cleveland today.
It’s not something you think about regularly, but medical errors are now the third leading cause of death in the United States, often resulting in wrongful death lawsuits. How does it happen?
There are a number of things that can go wrong in a hospital setting, most of which are preventable. While we recognize that mistakes will always happen in medicine, it is the ones that happen because of a healthcare professional’s negligence that bother us.
Hospital-acquired infections are common in hospitals. The CDC reports that every day 1 out of every 25 patients in hospitals gets an infection. This can be because healthcare professionals fail to wash their hands properly or don’t maintain a clean environment. Commonly, infections happen because a surgical or IV site is not monitored properly.
Surgical errors are so common that even surgeons admit to them. In a Mayo Clinic study, 8.9 percent of surgeons they surveyed admitted to a major medical error in the three months prior to the survey. Imagine how many errors that adds up to annually. How many patients are affected?
According to health.com, “The average patient experiences one drug mistake in the hospital every day.” This can mean that a patient doesn’t get their meds, gets the wrong meds, or is given meds that interact negatively with one another.
When a patient is brought to the emergency room, doctors and nurses are trained to react to the symptoms a patient is both exhibiting and explaining. If they do not order tests based on those symptoms, they could miss a major medical emergency. If a patient is misdiagnosed or discharged too early, they could develop further complications and even die.
Regardless of how busy healthcare professionals are, they should still give every patient a high quality of medical care. If they don’t, and they become careless, they are jeopardizing lives.
Turn to the Dante Law Firm when you need a Cleveland Clinic accident lawyer. Our knowledgeable and experienced team will patiently sit with you and review your case so we can take the next step forward together. We want to help you get compensation for your medical expenses, both current and ongoing. We also want to ensure you are compensated for the pain and suffering caused by a careless healthcare professional. You can contact us by clicking here or calling 305-949-2526 for a free consultation. We want to help you put this nightmare behind you.