When patients are admitted to the hospital, they are extraordinarily vulnerable. They trust that the dozens of doctors, nurses, therapists, aids and technicians who treat them are highly qualified and of impeccable reputation. Unfortunately, hospital negligence claims and errors in care are all too common.
In my 33 years of experience as a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer, I have seen the consequences of hospital and emergency room malpractice.
If you or a loved one has been injured because of hospital or emergency room malpractice, I can help you. Call 1-800-55-MISNY to discuss your case, and if a hospital committed malpractice resulting in a death or injury, “I’ll make them pay.”
Examples of Hospital and Malpractice
Emergencies mean minutes matter, but often, hospital personnel are overworked and emergency rooms are understaffed. A delay in treatment can be the difference between a full recovery and a lifetime disability.
Giving a patient the wrong medicine is every nurse’s worst nightmare, but hospitals can be a hectic place. Improper record-keeping and overworked personnel can result in patients receiving either the wrong medication or the wrong dosage of medication, both of which could result in permanent damage to the patient.
Inadequate cleaning or sterilization of medical equipment will cause infection or illness. Hospital-based infections, such as the deadly MRSA infection, are becoming more and more common. “Every year, nearly two million hospital-acquired infections claim roughly 100,000 lives.” (Scientific American)
Most doctors and medical professionals are highly-trained experts who work hard to save patients’ lives. However, sometimes staff simply aren’t trained to handle certain situations or to use equipment they aren’t qualified to operate, resulting in patient injury, prolonged illness, or even death.
Sadly, even the highest-rated hospitals and surgeons sometimes succumb to greed, risking patients’ lives by subjecting them to unnecessary surgeries. Just recently, EMH Elyria Hospital in the Cleveland area settled with the Department of Justice, paying $4.4 million in fines based on allegations of unnecessary heart procedures.
Call me immediately if you or a loved one has experienced hospital malpractice. Ohio law limits the time you have to seek a claim and discover the truth. Contact my office at 1-800-55-MISNY, and let me help you today.