Massachusetts Hospital Negligence Lawyers
Handling Medical Malpractice Claims Throughout New England
If you have been hurt by the negligent, careless, or reckless actions of a medical professional while in a hospital, you do not have to deal with the repercussions alone. At Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, we have helped people who have been in your same situation, and we are ready to put our knowledge and experience to work for you.
Our Massachusetts hospital negligence lawyers realize that patients in a hospital are at risk for harm due to negligence. Especially at night or on weekends, or when many different health care providers are involved, communication may be poor or non-existent, test results may be ignored, and changes in a patient’s condition may go unnoticed for long periods of time. Far too many hospitals don’t take the necessary steps to ensure that their patients get the treatment and care they need, potentially leading to serious medical complications. We can help you determine whether a hospital can be held responsible for the negligence that caused your injuries.
What Is Hospital Negligence?
In many medical malpractice claims, hospitals tend to be responsible for any incompetence on the part of their employees, which can include nurses, technicians, and other staff members. As long as they were doing something relating to the job when they caused injuries, the hospital can be sued for damages. Hospitals aren’t generally responsible for errors made by doctors because doctors often aren’t hospital employees.
Where these claims become more complex is in proving that the negligence involved a health care issue. For example, if you can prove that a nurse gave you the wrong dosage of medication and caused further injury or illness, you may have a valid medical malpractice claim. Victims will also have to find a qualified medical expert to prove liability in a claim.
Examples of Hospital Negligence
In both emergency and routine medical situations, patients have no choice but to trust hospital staff and doctors, in addition to any other medical practitioners involved. However, sometimes even the best-trained hospital staff make critical errors in their processing of a patient’s information or in training their employees to handle certain situations.
Hospital negligence has the potential to seriously impact innocent patients, and some of the consequences of hospital negligence can be highly dangerous or even deadly. There are many different types of hospital negligence, and knowing more about these types can help a person better identify negligence when it occurs.
Hospital negligence can take a number of different forms, each of which can be very dangerous for those affected. Some examples of hospital negligence include:
- Improper filing of patient paperwork
- Failure to train staff
- Negligent hiring
- Losing patient information
- Mixing up patient information
- Failure to give a consent form for surgery
- Prescription medication errors
- Anesthesia errors
These represent only a few examples of hospital negligence, and there are many other ways that hospital staff or management might be negligent. The best way to know if you have been the victim of hospital negligence is to discuss your situation with an experienced attorney.
Why Hire Us?
If you or someone you care about thinks that he or she has been the victim of hospital negligence, then you could be entitled to financial compensation. We may be able to help you identify the particular type of hospital negligence that has affected you and also help you decide the best action to take against those responsible.
Our team has decades of experience and has recovered millions for clients injured in a variety of accidents, including as a result of medical malpractice. Some of the damages we may be able to collect for you include:
- Medical bills, including costs of surgeries, medications, and hospitalization
- Lost wages or income
- Pain and suffering
In addition to calculating your damages and filing your claim, our established firm can also consult our team of full-time nurses and tap into our resources to find a medical expert who can strengthen your claim and increase your chances of securing compensation. If you lost a loved one because of a hospital employee’s negligence, we can also file for wrongful death on your behalf and recover additional damages, including funeral bills and loss of companionship. Our lawyers aren’t afraid to confront hospitals and hold them responsible for the damage and pain they’ve brought you.
Contact us online or call (617) 404-3417 for a free consultation today. Our team is selective in taking cases, which gives us the ability to provide each client with personalized attention and detail.