When you or a loved one are admitted to a hospital, you expect a good outcome and that the medical staff will care for you to the best of their ability. Unfortunately, things don’t always go as planned. Every year, thousands of treatment errors are made by doctors, nurses and other health care practitioners in hospitals throughout the United States. Shockingly, many of these errors are never reported.
Hospital malpractice can occur during any kind of hospital stay. It can affect anyone, from emergency room patients to those who have been admitted to the hospital for simple routine procedures. Patients can end up in a worse condition than when they arrived at the hospital.
Hospital malpractice can severely hurt you and your family members. If you have been the victim of hospital malpractice, it is important that you speak with a lawyer as soon as possible. You may be entitled to compensation.
Dec 01, 2012
Who is liable when a patient suffers an adverse medical outcome in a hospital, outpatient surgery center, or clinic? We examine the issues.
Apr 01, 2010
According to the American Nurses Association (ANA), "The nurse promotes, advocates for, and strives to protect the health, safety, and rights of the patient." But what should happen when a nurse's failure to promote or advocate for his or her patient's health, safety, or tights results in injury? Are nurses expected simply to follow orders, or are they bound to question those orders when something is amiss? This article summarizes some of the issues.