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Hospital Negligence

Injured In A Hospital? Our Attorneys Deliver Results

Hospitals heal sick or injured people. At least, that's what they should do. Unfortunately, people sometimes get worse when they seek treatment at a hospital. And in many cases, these injuries or illnesses are due to negligent errors made by medical professionals.

If you or a loved one sustained a serious injury or worse due to hospital negligence, contact a medical malpractice attorney right away. Our experienced hospital negligence lawyers at the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone in Massachusetts and the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone & Morelli in Connecticut handle such complex cases. We know how to find evidence and frequently consult with medical experts. And we're not afraid to take a case to trial if necessary.

What is hospital negligence?

Hospital administrators are responsible for ensuring that patients receive treatment in a properly maintained and hygienic facility. Failure to comply with this responsibility can lead to unnecessary injury to patients and other individuals at these facilities. Many hospital negligence cases involve:

More specifically, examples of hospital negligence include:

  • Delayed or improper administration of medication
  • Administration of wrong medication
  • Improper use of a medical device
  • Unnecessary or unauthorized surgical procedure
  • Misdiagnosis of heart attack, stroke or other serious medical condition while under hospital care
  • Discharge from in-patient stay before it's safe for the patient to return home
  • Decisions about care made as response to pressure by HMOs to save money

Hospital negligence can result from:

  • Careless hospital employees and staff
  • Insufficiently trained hospital employees and staff
  • Failure to follow procedures and rules
  • Lack of communication
  • Insufficient supervision

Don't underestimate the complexity of case. Even if a medical professional clearly did something to cause your hospital injury, that doesn't guarantee that you'll automatically be fully compensated for your injuries. The hospital might deny any wrongdoing. Insurance companies might try to deny or reduce your claim. That's why you need us in your corner, standing up for your rights.

Emergency Room Errors

All of us depend on medical staff in emergency rooms to act promptly and professionally to save lives or treat injuries. In an instant, any of us can be seriously injured and in need of emergency services due to a wide range of accidents, from car crashes to slip and fall injuries. Millions of people are admitted to emergency rooms nationwide every year. Such large numbers of patients in emergency departments often results in overcrowding and added stress to healthcare staff.

In such crowded, chaotic emergency rooms, clerical errors and other costly mistakes often occur. And since the stakes are so high, the consequences can be devastating. When mistakes are made in the emergency room, the patient may sustain severe injury or die unnecessarily.

Our attorneys are familiar with serious injuries that can occur as a result of emergency room errors. Doctors, nurses, technicians must be held accountable for their actions in the ER. If you or a loved one has been injured, contact us. A lawyer can help you pursue the maximum compensation allowed under law.

A patient's life could be at risk if a medical professional misreads an X-ray or gives the patient the wrong medication in the emergency room. Other examples serious injuries or illnesses due to emergency room errors include:

  • Diagnosing errors
  • Surgical mistakes
  • Failure to treat a medical condition
  • Misreading a medical chart or laboratory test
  • Failure to treat a blood clot or pulmonary embolism

Other examples include failure to diagnose cancer and other potentially fatal diseases. If you suspect that your illness or injury occurred due to a mistake made in an emergency room, contact us right away and find out how we can help you.

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Surgical Mistakes

Doctors, nurses, anesthesiologists and other medical professionals must make quick decisions during surgery that could ultimately determine the fate of a patient. When medical professionals make such life-or-death decisions based on incorrect information or with little or no sleep, serious mistakes often occur. Examples of surgical mistakes include:

  • Anesthesiology error
  • Use of improperly sterilized equipment
  • Negligent amputation
  • Operation on wrong body part or patient
  • Leaving surgical tools inside patient's body after a procedure
  • Misdiagnosing a patient
  • Giving the patient the wrong medication before or after surgery

Whatever type of surgical mistake you're dealing with, contact us immediately. We have the knowledge and the resources you need to find the evidence you need to build a strong legal case. And we're not afraid to take your case to court if necessary.

Even if your case seems straightforward, don't assume that you'll be fully compensated without a legal battle. Surgeons are notorious for never admitting any wrongdoing. Hospitals often hire entire teams of attorneys to protect their rights. That's why you need us on your side. We can demand the money you deserve for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering and more.

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