We go to the hospital for such a wide range of reasons. Sometimes we go for an emergency, other times we have a routine visit. Hospitals are staffed with the healthcare professionals that we trust to take care of us and our loved ones. The last thing we expect is for them to make our situation worse.
If you need a Holy Cross Hospital accident lawyer, you can count on the Dante Law Firm to help you through your case. We know how emotional it can be to deal with something like this, and we will fight by your side to get the compensation you deserve.
Many people only think of the hospital as a place we go for emergencies, but in reality, hospitals handle a wide range of things. Sure, the ER is sometimes the only place you go, but often there are regular outpatient services going on all day. Whether it is patients needing dialysis, chemotherapy, or a regular checkup after surgery, we don’t think twice about our safety in a hospital setting.
Sometimes, though, we go to the hospital and get worse. It is hard to believe, but medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the US. Behind heart disease and cancer, the mistakes that are made in healthcare settings are killing us at alarming rates.
If the healthcare professionals in a hospital do not take proper steps to prevent infections, from washing hands to proper disinfecting, patients can become more ill very quickly. Most people in the hospital already have compromised immune systems, so all precautions should be made to prevent infections from spreading.
Commonly, patients are given the wrong dosage of their medicine, or worse, the wrong medication all together. Whether this is due to a computing error or the carelessness of a doctor or nurse, the outcome can be deadly for the patient.
We know that sometimes doctors get a diagnosis wrong. They are not perfect and the human bodies are still a mystery. Sometimes, though, they get a diagnosis wrong because they didn’t give a patient a high level of care, whether because they skipped tests or discharged a patient too early. We find this is common in busy medical centers or with patients who don’t have insurance. This is wrong and negligent.
Surgeons have one of the most complicated jobs. If they are performing while exhausted, or worse, impaired by alcohol, they can seriously injure or kill the patients in front of them. Surgical errors can be a nightmare and can lead to long-term disability or death in patients. Don’t deal with the wrongful death of your loved one alone. Our team can help.
The Dante Law Firm is standing by if you need a Holy Cross Hospital accident lawyer. Our experienced team will sit with you and evaluate your case so we can find the best path forward. You can contact us by clicking here or calling 305-949-2526 for a free consultation. We want to make sure you are compensated fairly for any mistakes a hospital made that worsened your condition.