Rarely do you think to do anything else in an emergency other than getting to the emergency room.
We trust the doctors and nurses at the hospital to help us in some of the worst times of our lives. Whether we are going for an emergency situation or we are seeking treatment for a chronic medical condition, we just want to feel better.
But what happens when a healthcare professional makes a careless mistake?
If you need a Mercy Hospital accident lawyer, you can contact the Dante Law Firm. Our team is ready to sit down with you to discuss your case and figure out the best path forward.
One study found that wrong-site surgical operations are more common than people think. You may wonder how that happens. What we do know is that it happens because someone was careless and negligent in their standard of care. Surgical errors can be one of the most devastating things that can happen to someone in the hospital, but they are not the only thing that can go wrong.
Hospital-acquired infections affect nearly 2 million people every year. Many times this is due to healthcare professionals not cleaning themselves properly, but it can also happen at IV sites that are unattended, at catheter insertion sites, and surgical sites. The CDC estimates that over 100,000 people die due to these infections. If your loved one has died because of an infection or other medical error, you may need to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
The same study indicated that over 60 percent of hospitalized patients miss their regular medication while they are in the hospital. There are many times when patients receive the wrong medication or the wrong dosage of their correct medication. All of these problems can seriously harm the patient.
1 in 5 Medicare patients return to the hospital within 30 days of discharge, but this isn’t just a problem with Medicare patients. If patients are misdiagnosed or discharged too early, their condition is likely to worsen. Often, if a hospital is overcrowded, doctors and nurses may be pressured to get people out so more patients can be admitted. The administrators want more money, but this can hurt the standard of medical care.
There are also times when patients receive unnecessary medical tests or treatments, sometimes in an effort by hospitals to bill the patient’s insurance for more. This can cause major complications for patients who are already in a weakened condition.
At the Dante Law Firm, we believe that everyone has the right to a high level of medical care. When healthcare professionals act in ways that jeopardize the safety and health of their patients, they need to be held accountable. You can contact us by clicking here or calling 305-949-2526 for a free consultation. We want to make sure you receive compensation for the nightmare you’ve been through. No amount of money can erase what has happened, but it can ease your pain and suffering. We want to get money to help you pay for your current and future medical costs as well as punitive damages for those responsible.