Experienced Representation From Hospital Malpractice Attorneys in Baltimore
Nobody wants to have to go to the hospital. But when you do, you expect that the hospital’s staff and associated facilities will provide you with the highest standard of care.
Unfortunately, hospitals all too frequently fail to do so, and these failures can come with a high price to you or your loved ones.
When a hospital’s employees or associated facilities do not perform to an appropriate standard of care, their patients may suffer trauma, physical injury, or even death. Negligence can include allowing a patient to fall, administering medication incorrectly, using unsterilized or improper equipment, or simply failing to wash hands.
Common Forms of Hospital Negligence
The kinds of neglect that might warrant a hospital negligence case include:
- Failure to assist in personal hygiene when needed
- Over-medication or under-medication
- Failure to take reasonable precautions to prevent falls
- Failure to monitor patients
- Failure to answer call lights in a timely fashion
- Failure to turn residents in their beds (leading to pressure sores)
- Failure to take residents to the toilet (leaving them in soiled garments or beds)
- Failure to take adequate precautions to prevent injury to the resident
- Failure to provide for appropriate medical care
- Giving medication to the wrong patient