Holding A Hospital Accountable For Negligence
When patients check into a hospital, they rely on the staff there to care for them and their ailments. If the hospital staff fails to take care of a patient, they may be accountable for the resulting harm the patient suffers due to their negligence or recklessness.
If you have suffered from hospital negligence, you can find the representation you deserve at Morrissey Legal Group, LLC. Attorney Frank Morrissey is committed to helping clients through hospital negligence claims and is prepared to build a custom-tailored strategy based on the unique needs of your claim.
How Negligence Can Harm You
Whether your negligence took place in the emergency room, operation room, or in your private room, negligence can harm a patient in many different ways.
A few examples of hospital negligence include:
- Medication errors – Nurses may give the incorrect dosage or medication to a patient because they failed to confirm what the patient needed.
- Surgical errors – Anesthesia errors, performing the wrong surgery and leaving surgical equipment in a patient can all occur when hospital staff are not paying attention to their job.
- Emergency room errors – When an incoming patient checks in to the emergency room, and then becomes overlooked in the bustle of what is going on, the neglect can cause them to suffer irreparable harm or death.
When these injuries happen, hospitals may act quickly to try and convince you to not involve lawyers or to accept a small settlement. The first thing you should do is reach out to Morrissey Legal Group, LLC, for legal guidance you can depend on throughout your claim.
How Long Do You Have To File A Claim?
In Illinois, victims of malpractice have two years from the date of their injuries to file a claim for compensation. Although you may have years to start the process, you want to be sure you act as soon as possible to begin seeking the compensation you deserve.
Hold Negligence Parties Accountable
If your hospital betrayed its duty to care for you through neglectful or reckless actions, let an experienced medical malpractice lawyer fight to seek justice for your injuries.