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Hospital Negligence

You expect the doctors and healthcare staff providing medical care to be knowledgeable about diagnoses, treatments, and procedures. However, medical personnel can behave negligently in some cases, which can then lead to significant injuries.

Quality of care is particularly crucial in hospitals, where patients rely on staff to provide sufficient treatment. When it comes to hospital negligence, three factors are usually involved:

  • The duty of care owed by the hospital was breached.
  • This breach caused an injury to the patient.
  • The patient suffered losses (both economic and non-economic) as a result of their injuries.

Of course, negligence cases involving healthcare facilities are usually quite complex. That’s why you must have a trusted team of injury attorneys on your side, which is exactly what you’ll find at Hinkle Law Offices, LLC.

What Are Some Examples of Hospital Negligence?

While negligence in a hospital setting can take on many forms, some situations are more common than others. The following are a few types of negligence that can occur:

  • Medication Errors – Staff can sometimes provide the wrong medication to a patient. They may also provide the wrong dose, thereby providing too much or too little of a drug when treating a medical issue.
  • Missed or Delayed Diagnosis – Diagnosis mistakes prevent patients from accessing treatments in a timely manner. It can also result in their medical condition becoming worse.
  • Surgical Mistakes – Doctors can perform surgery on the wrong body part or commit an error while performing a procedure, such as leaving behind a surgical tool in the patient’s body.
  • Lack of Follow-Up – Medical staff must also follow-up with patients after hospitalization. Failure to do so stops the person from getting help with side effects and complications.

Medical personnel may be human like everyone else, but they also have major responsibilities they must attend to. As a result, they must hold themselves to a higher standard of care.

What Are Your Legal Options for Negligent Care?

The first step is to speak with an attorney to discuss the details of your case. Hospital negligence is a complex legal topic, and not all injuries caused by medical staff rise to the level of negligence. If your case does have merit, you can file suit against the doctor and hospital responsible. You can pursue damages to help pay for your medical bills, as well as to replace your lost income. You can also pursue damages related to pain and suffering in many cases.

Where Can You Find Help in Albuquerque?

Our attorneys at Hinkle Law Offices, LLC are passionate about defending the rights of our clients. We also possess the necessary legal knowledge to address complex cases involving medical malpractice and other forms of healthcare negligence.

Schedule a free initial consultation by calling (505) TUF-HELP today or contact us to learn more.

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