St. Louis County Personal Injury Lawyers Help Victims of Hospital Negligence Seek the Compensation You Deserve
Hospital errors or oversights can lead to serious injury and financial loss
Hospital staff are held to strict standards of care. In many cases, staff members uphold this standard, and provide high-quality care for patients. In other cases, hospital staff may make an error or oversight that results in additional injury or a worsening condition for the patient. If you or a loved one has suffered because of hospital negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. The Law Office of Kenneth P. Carp, offers hospital negligence representation to victims throughout the St. Louis County, St. Charles County and Lincoln County.
Hospital negligence can lead to a wide range of injuries or painful conditions, including:
· Worsening conditions
· Allergic reaction
· Unnecessary procedures
· Untreated conditions and injuries
What are the most common hospital negligence claims?
Hospital negligence can take many forms, and can cause varying degrees of injuries to victims. The most common types of hospital negligence claims include:
Emergency room errors – The fast paced nature of an emergency room demands that doctors and nurses make swift treatment decisions. If a medical professional makes a mistake when ordering treatment or providing ordered treatment, additional injuries or conditions may result.
Prescription errors – Mistakes relating to prescriptions can be very dangerous. Prescription errors may result in allergic reactions, dangerous drug interactions and ineffective treatment of the targeted condition.
Infection – Hospitals are a hot bed for several types of infections, the most serious of which can cause loss of limbs or death. In Missouri, patients have become infected with sepsis, staph infections and MRSA.
Slip and falls – Wet or oily hospital floors can lead to slip and fall injuries ranging from broken bones to head and brain injuries. Missouri law demands that hospitals and property owners provide a safe environment for patrons.
Bedsores – Patients who are confined to a bed for lengthy periods must be shifted on a regular basis to avoid the development of bedsores. If a hospital care team fails to shift the patient, they may develop these very painful sores, which are susceptible to dangerous infection.
How do I file a hospital negligence claim?
Hospital negligence claims can be challenging to pursue. In order to recover compensation, you must prove that the hospital staff acted negligently or unlawfully, and that these actions led to your injuries. You must also prove that you suffered financial damage as a result.
Before filing a claim, it is beneficial to retain an attorney. On your behalf, your attorney will handle the many steps in the claims process, including:
· Gathering evidence
· Filing the legal claim
· Conducting settlement negotiation
· Proving your case in trial if necessary
Discuss your hospital negligence case with our attorneys in a free, no-obligation consultation
Hospital negligence has the potential to cause life-altering injuries and financial ruin. If you or a loved one suffered injuries as a result of hospital negligence, it is important to discuss your legal rights with an attorney. At the Law Office of Kenneth P. Carp our lawyers aggressively pursue compensation for damages caused by hospital negligence. To schedule a free, no-obligation review of your case, call our office at (636) 947-3600 or contact us online.