hospital-malpractice
Nobody wants to have to go to the hospital. But when you do, you expect that the hospital’s staff and associated facilities will provide you with the highest standard of care.

Unfortunately, hospitals all too frequently fail to do so, and these failures can come with a high price to you or your loved ones.

When a hospital’s employees or associated facilities do not perform to an appropriate standard of care, their patients may suffer trauma, physical injury, or even death. Negligence can include allowing a patient to fall, administering medication incorrectly, using unsterilized or improper equipment, or simply failing to wash hands.

Common Forms of Hospital Negligence

The kinds of neglect that might warrant a hospital negligence case include:

  • Failure to assist in personal hygiene when needed
  • Over-medication or under-medication
  • Failure to take reasonable precautions to prevent falls
  • Failure to monitor patients
  • Failure to answer call lights in a timely fashion
  • Failure to turn residents in their beds (leading to pressure sores)
  • Failure to take residents to the toilet (leaving them in soiled garments or beds)
  • Failure to take adequate precautions to prevent injury to the resident
  • Failure to provide for appropriate medical care
  • Giving medication to the wrong patient

What Kinds of Complications Can Result From Hospital Negligence?

When hospital negligence is committed, then the following complications can ensue:

  • Respiratory arrest
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Bedsores
  • Aspiration pneumonia
  • Dehydration
  • Hypoxic brain damage
  • Malnourishment
  • Internal bleeding
  • Poor hygiene
  • Overmedicating or wrong medication
  • Sacral Ulcers
  • Sepsis – an infection caused by bacteria entering through open wounds on the body, or through IV lines or catheters
  • Improper wound care
  • Wrongful death

If you believe you or someone you know has been a victim of hospital negligence, you need Schochor, Federico, and Staton to investigate on your behalf.

Let the Attorneys and Medical Investigators at Schochor, Federico and Staton Help you

Schochor, Federico and Staton’s hospital negligence practice focuses on injuries sustained or exacerbated as a result of medical malpractice. Since our firm has been exclusively handling medical malpractice cases since our founding in 1984, we have a thorough understanding of how to build strong cases to help plaintiffs receive the maximum compensation possible for their hospital negligence injuries. We have filed more medical negligence cases than any other law firm in Maryland and have won more than $1 billion in settlements and verdicts.

Contact us online or call us today at 410-234-1000 to speak with one of our attorneys about your case. You pay nothing unless we make a recovery on your behalf.

Resources

Maryland Nursing Home Reports and Directory
National Center on Elder Abuse
Warning Signs, Risk Factors, Prevention, and Help
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Washington D.C. Office on Aging