Patients in hospitals are quite vulnerable. They’re often tethered to machines that simulate life for them. They may be alone and trying to make sense of the events that led to their hospitalization.
Often, there are language and cultural barriers to navigate as well. While interpreters should be brought in, a patient may not fully understand what the medical professionals are asking or telling them about their condition. In these scenarios, incomplete information or miscommunication could wind up being deadly.
Even when everyone is speaking the same language, hospitals can be negligent in their treatment of patients. If patients are lucky, this negligence may be only an inconvenience.
But far too often, a hospital’s negligence can lead to serious complications — or even patient deaths. While nobody wants the worst to occur, patients should be prepared to take legal action if their health care providers dropped the ball on their treatment protocols.
We can help you initiate a claim for damages if your condition was worsened or you suffered injuries as a result of a health care facility’s negligence. The most important thing for you to do right now is concentrate on healing. You want to mitigate any damage and recover as much of your former good health as is possible.
We can handle the legal aspects of your case against the negligent providers so that you can rest and heal. We will timely file any documents or litigation so that your case doesn’t proscribe and leave you without options to seek financial compensation for the damages that were thrust upon you by those whom you entrusted your medical care.