Hospital Negligence Lawyer
Inevitably, people find themselves with a medical concern that requires the receipt of medical attention in a hospital. Sometimes those visits are for planned purposes, like the birth of a child, or certain elective surgeries. But even when going to the hospital for a non-emergent condition, the current situation –characterized by excessive shift length, tremendous amounts of paperwork, and insufficient supply of medical employees to meet the public demand for treatment — in hospitals facilitates the potential for serious injury or death due to negligent action or inaction on the part of hospital doctors, nurses, technicians, pharmacists, or other employees.
What Harm Can Hospital Negligence Do?
You have probably heard hospital horror stories about the administration of the wrong medications, the amputation of the wrong limb, or the failure to remove surgical implements from a patent’s body when the surgery is over. The tragic reality is that those lapses and others like them happen as a matter of course every day, and in the United States nearly 275 each day have fatal consequences.
Of those who die while receiving active care, more than one in five deaths may be possibly preventable. This doesn’t even touch upon the occurrences of negligence that create some sort of injury or disability.
Hospital negligence may entail these and other cases:
- Mistaken diagnosis
- Failure to treat a hospital patient
- Failure to properly monitor a patient’s condition
- Preventable infection due to defective hospital conditions
- Failure to perform proper patient evaluation
Speak with a Charleston Hospital Negligence Lawyer
If you or a loved one has experienced hospital negligence, contact the Charleston hospital negligence lawyers at the Steinberg Law Firm by calling 843-720-2800.