FILING A LAWSUIT AGAINST A HOSPITAL
Filing a lawsuit against a hospital is a means for a patient who has been harmed by medical negligence to receive compensation for their injuries. Hospital malpractice, or negligence, can occur when the care a patient received does not meet a reasonable standard of care, and unfortunately it can occur more often than most patients suspect. A 2010 report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services found that during a hospital stay adverse events such medical mistakes, hospital contracted infections and other substandard care contributes to the death of 180,000 hospital patients each year.
Hospital malpractice can take many forms and occur across many different medical situations. Examples of hospital malpractice include but are not limited to:
- ● surgical errors
- ● medication or pharmaceutical errors
- ● infection not related to a patient’s initial issue
- ● bedsores or pressure sores
- ● misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose
- ● birth injury
A Lawsuit Against a Hospital Involves Complex Legal Knowledge
While statistics have shown that as many as 33% of hospital admissions are affected by medical errors, bringing a lawsuit against a hospital for your medical error may not be clear cut and rather involves a complex understanding of both the legal and medical issues surrounding the facts of a case. Determining the hospital’s role in providing service to you can be a large factor in whether or not it is possible to file a lawsuit against a hospital. It is obviously not the goal of hospitals to provide substandard care to its patients, yet many factors such as fragmented processes, unreliable equipment, and poor communication can lead to harmful medical errors. Our experienced team can help you sort out if your case merits filing a lawsuit against a hospital.
Why File a Lawsuit Against a Hospital for Medical Malpractice or Negligence?
While hospital personnel such as doctors, nurses, radiologists, and other specialists are trained extensively to provide you with the utmost care, when mistakes occur they can be devastating and have long lasting effects. A lawsuit against a hospital for medical malpractice may be able to help you recover payments to help reimburse you for the harms you have suffered, including:
- ● past and future medical expenses
- ● lost wages and/or future earnings
- ● pain and suffering
Many people also pursue a lawsuit against a hospital for medical malpractice in an effort to help make sure the adverse event, or malpractice, is not repeated at this same hospital. In a study conducted by the American College of Emergency Physicians it was found overall patient safety improves when injured patients can hold negligent healthcare providers accountable.
Don’t Miss Your Filing Deadline!
Time is of the essence when filing a lawsuit against a hospital for medical malpractice or negligence. Indiana law imposes strict deadlines (also called “statutes of limitations”) in medical malpractice cases that will forever bar the claim if it is not filed in a timely manner. The law relating to the deadline can be exceedingly complex; therefore, one should not delay in consulting a qualified medical malpractice attorney to determine the applicable statute of limitations and review the case.
How to Request a Free Evaluation of Your Claim Today.
If you believe you may have a potential lawsuit against a hospital, The Powless Law Firm, P.C. would like to help. You can request a free case consultation today by calling us at 877-769-5377 or by submitting the free case consultation request form on this page.
Here is important information you should know about us:
● We concentrate upon medical malpractice and nursing home neglect claims only, and have years of experience and success in doing so.
● We never represent the negligent hospitals, nursing homes, healthcare providers or their insurers.
● We offer free consultations.
● We never require any retainer fee.
● We accept cases on a contingency basis, meaning we only get paid if we obtain a recovery for you.
● We work with a variety of highly qualified medical experts to thoroughly evaluate and present our cases.
● We are committed to providing the attention and resources required in these complex cases to help make a difference for those harmed by medical malpractice, and to help force changes that will help protect others.
● We accept cases anywhere in Indiana.
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