When you’re hospitalized, your life is in your medical providers’ hands. They must protect you from needless harm. Unfortunately, some hospitals cut corners to save a few dollars. Sooner or later, those risky choices cause serious patient injuries. If you’re a hospital negligence victim, you need to contact an Atlanta hospital negligence lawyer.
Our Atlanta injury lawyers have successfully represented medical malpractice victims for decades. We’ll deliver the best customer service and the greatest result. Our prior victories and our 5-star client reviews validate that promise.
Call us today at (404) 939-9470. Also, you may fill-out our online contact form to schedule a free case review. If you’ve got questions, we’ve got the answers.
Hospital Malpractice Examples
Here are the common hospital misconduct incidents that our team handles:
Emergency Room (ER) Negligence
Each year, there are 130 million ER visits in the U.S. Although many people visit the ER for mild symptoms, such as the common cold, the majority of ER patients have serious medical issues. For those patients, a treatment delay may be fatal. Additionally, some careless medical providers discharge patients before reviewing their blood labs or imaging reports. Those oversights are also harmful.
If you were harmed during an ER visit, you should contact a hospital negligence attorney ASAP to discuss your legal options.
Anyone that’s ever read a handwritten doctor’s note knows that most doctors have poor penmanship. Sometimes, pharmacies mis-fill prescriptions when the doctor’s note is illegible. Mis-filled prescriptions can cause life-threatening injuries.
We recently represented a child that suffered a brain injury when a national drugstore mis-filled his prescription. That case settled for $2.1 million dollars.
When you undergo surgery, you expect that your surgeon and their staff are competent and safety-conscious. Sometimes, that’s not the case. For instance, a careless surgeon might have left a surgical instrument inside of you. Needless errors like that cause many patient deaths. If a surgical error harmed you, call our Atlanta hospital negligence lawyers.
Nurses must carefully monitor their hospital patients. For instance, they should:
- Routinely check their patients’ vital signs
- Ensure their patients don’t consume solid food after certain procedures
- Help their patients safely ambulate
- Dispense proper medications and dosage amounts
If a nurse fails to perform those duties, a vulnerable patient might die.
Hospital Employee Negligence
Hospitals employ staff members, in addition to medical providers. If those employees harm a hospital patient, the hospital is responsible for their negligence.
Understaffed hospitals cause many bad outcomes, such as treatment delays and improper monitoring.
Failure to Monitor
Medical providers must carefully monitor their patients. That way, they can quickly react if the patient’s condition worsens. If you were injured because the hospital’s medical providers failed to properly monitor you, call our Atlanta hospital negligence lawyers ASAP.
Infections cause many hospital patient deaths. Hospitals must take careful precautions to control virus spread. For instance, medical providers must always wear gloves and masks. Also, they should wash their hands and use sterile equipment.
When you’re recovering from surgery, you may be immobilized for a period of time. Once you’re able to get out of bed, your providers should assist you while you get re-adjusted to walking. If they don’t, you may fall and injure yourself.
Wrongful Death Injuries
If you lost a loved one due to hospital negligence, you may file a wrongful death claim and recover damages. If your loved one died without a will, a surviving family member may serve as their personal representative.
Our Atlanta Hospital Negligence Lawyers Can Help You
Graham Scofield Injury Lawyers can help you if you were injured at the hospital. First, we’ll acquire and review your medical records. Next, we’ll hire an expert to identify each patient safety rule that the hospital violated. Then, we’ll help you recover the damages you deserve.
Call us today at (404) 939-9470. Also, you may fill out our online contact form to schedule a free case review with an Atlanta hospital negligence lawyer.