When you child gets sick or your spouse has an accident, the only thought you have is getting them to the hospital. That’s where we go and place our trust in healthcare professionals to make everything better. The last thing we think about is a mistake being made that will worsen our loved one’s condition.
What happens if the people you trust are negligent in their medical care?
If you need a Jackson South Medical Center accident lawyer, you can count on the team at the Dante Law Firm to fight by your side. We want to make sure you are fairly compensated for your injuries and suffering.
We know most healthcare professionals give a high-quality level of care. Even so, medical mistake are the third leading cause of death in the United States. These mistakes come in all forms, but they all have one thing in common – most of them shouldn’t happen.
One of the most common ways people get hurt in the hospital is when they fall. If a patient is a fall risk, staff should be notified and there should be an alarm in the bed that lets staff know if a patient tries to get up. These falls are preventable. When they happen, they can cause significant trauma to an already hurt patient.
Hospital-acquired infections are too common, happening to 1 out of every 25 patients. Anyone who has an open wound (recent surgical procedure, feeding tubes, IV sites, etc.) the bandages should be cleaned regularly. For those with already weakened immune systems, an infection can become deadly quickly.
It may seem crazy, but patients can become worse both from doctors skipping necessary tests as well as from them performing more tests than are necessary. Doctors are liable to skip tests if they are busy or a patient is uninsured. If they skip tests indicated by patient symptoms, they are likely to misdiagnose a patient or discharge them early.
Likewise, if they perform more tests than necessary, often done to bill insurance companies more, they could be putting a patient through more than they can handle. Both situations can be deadly.
In a hospital, you trust the healthcare professionals to act responsibly, but if they don’t, you need to know what to do.
We’re sorry this is something you have to go through. We know you didn’t expect it, but now it’s time to act. At the Dante Law Firm, we will help you recover compensation for the following: