Hospitals should be the safest places on earth, filled with medical professionals and support staff whose only goal is to ensure you receive the prompt and effective medical treatment you need. Sadly, hospital errors result in hundreds of thousands of serious injuries in the United States every year, many of which turn out to be fatal.
Failure to Provide Standard Care
Everyone involved in the operating and staffing of a hospital has a duty to provide you with care that meets the accepted standard in that community. When they fail to do so and you are injured or a loved one dies as a result, you have a right to hold them accountable and seek compensation for all of your damages through a medical malpractice lawsuit.
If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed as a result of hospital error, please contact Penner Law Firm or call 203-878-1254 today to schedule a free consultation with one of our Connecticut medical malpractice attorneys.
Types of Hospital Error
Common hospital errors include:
- Emergency room errors including failure to admit
- Surgical errors such as wrong-site surgery
- Medication and anesthesia errors
- Birth injury including cerebral palsy
- Infection resulting from unsanitary conditions
- Missed or delayed diagnosis of cancer, meningitis, and similarly deadly diseases and conditions
Who Is Responsible?
Hospital errors may be caused by doctors, nurses, support staff, equipment manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, contractors, and many other parties. They may even result from the combined negligence of many parties.
One of the most important roles your medical malpractice lawyer will perform is an investigator to identify who may be liable for your injuries. With this information your attorney can begin to build your case and help you get the full compensation you deserve.
Please contact one of our Connecticut medical malpractice lawyers today to discuss your case for free at one of our offices in Milford, Branford, Greenwich, Norwalk, or Hartford.