Hospital malpractice occurs when a hospital’s staff fails to provide care that meets certain professional standards. Patients receiving such substandard care may be permanently injured or even die. It is the hospital’s duty to ensure proper care is administered to the patients. The hospital malpractice attorneys at Duke Burleson & Associates provide years of courtroom experience to those families and individuals who have been injured due to hospital negligence.
At Duke Burleson & Associates we understand the hardships caused by a healthcare professional’s careless decisions. The hospital malpractice attorneys at Duke Burleson & Associates can help with the issues of medical bills, loss of employment, disability, and many other difficult situations.Hospital Errors
A patient can be injured during surgery, in post-operative care, inside the emergency room, or simply visiting your doctor at the hospital. Types of hospital errors may include:
- Administering Wrong Drugs
- Inaccurate Drug Dosage
- Causing Allergic Reactions
- Incorrect Diagnosis
- Failure to Make a Diagnosis
- Improper Treatment of a Condition
- Bacterial Infections
- Patient Abuse
- Patient Neglect
Hospital errors are not isolated to medical malpractice. As a facility that employs healthcare professionals and is licensed to administer healthcare, the hospital is liable for all aspects of ensuring proper care. These can include:
- Failure to Maintain Patient Records
- Failure to Maintain Employee Records
- Failure to Check Employee Credentials
- Failure to Check Employee Backgrounds
- Failure to Maintain Adequate Staff to Meet Patient Needs
Any of these situations and many others can lead to hospital malpractice. Hospitals must follow strict guidelines in operating their facility. When these rules are not followed, patients are at risk of permanent injury or even death.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to hospital error the attorneys at Duke Burleson & Associates may be able to recover damages on your behalf. This may include compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, inability to work, and lost income. Let the hospital malpractice attorneys at Duke Burleson & Associates get to work for you.