Hospital Errors Lawyers in Maryland
In times of serious or dire health needs, most people’s first response is to go to the hospital. After all, these facilities are where medical professionals of all varieties work to save the lives of the public. From surgeons to cardiologists, cancer specialists, obstetricians, and other practitioners, most of believe we will receive the highest order of professional care in the hospital. Unfortunately, not all hospitals provide the highest quality of care which can put you at risk of potentially serious injuries or even death. Hospital and medical errors occur all too often across the U.S. and, according to a Johns Hopkins study, have become the third leading cause of death in our country.
If you or a loved one have experienced hospital medical errors leading to health complications due to negligence, you can turn to Potter Burnett Law. Our firm focuses on medical malpractice cases of all kinds. Our Maryland trial attorneys have built a strong reputation for diligent professional ability combined with a personalized approach that views you as part of our family. We take the time to know and understand your story so that we can better represent your interests. Having sustained medical harm from those whose job is to help you is a difficult and stressful experience. Our firm is here to right the wrongs you have endure through the civil justice system.
Hospital Errors in the United States
According to studies like the one mentioned above, as many as 250,000 deaths are caused every year in the U.S. due to medical errors. The error rates in the U.S. are higher than those in other countries such as Canada, the U.K., Germany, and others. It has also been estimated that less than 10 percent of these errors are ever reported. The financial toll for medical errors spirals into the billions due to the added expenses needed to treat or correct the health complications experienced by patients. Patients may require additional surgeries, medications, and treatments to repair resulting damage. In the worst cases, they may have died leaving behind emotionally and financially harmed family members.
Common hospital errors can include but are not limited to:
- Birth injuries and trauma
- Incorrect diagnosis, a late diagnosis, or a failure to diagnose a present health issue
- Surgical errors
- Medical device injuries due to defects
- Hospital infections
- Medication errors
- Treatment delays
- Anesthesia errors
- Negligent follow-up care
Hospital errors can be the result of negligent background checks of hospital employees, problems with facility cleanliness, failure to respond to complaints of malpractice or wrongdoing, negligent maintenance of hospital equipment, and failure to adhere to labor laws for hospital employees. Many are caused by system issues in the facilities, such as communication failures, insufficient flow of information, technical failures, and more. When internal hospital systems fail or fall short, they can cause preventable mistakes.
While hospital errors can and do occur, the potential for experiencing one should not cause you or your loved ones to avoid hospitals. It is best to fully inform yourself about the medical issue you have, the available treatment options, and recovery expectations when in need of medical or health care.
Turn to Potter Burnett Law for Proven Legal Help
If you or a loved one were injured while receiving treatment in a hospital setting, you may have important questions about who is accountable and whether you are entitled to compensation. We understand that you are experiencing a difficult chapter in your life. Getting experienced legal counsel and support is vital. Our firm is here to provide the compassionate and competent legal care that you need to pursue a valid claim for rightful compensation.
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