Scottsdale Hospital Lawsuit Attorneys
In hospitals, emergency rooms and urgent care centers (as in all medical facilities), the rule is "First, do no harm." When a hospital or emergency care facility violates that rule, a patient may die or face a lifetime with a disabling injury. If you or a loved one has been a victim of hospital negligence, talk to an attorney from Knapp & Roberts.
When You Need A Medical Malpractice Attorney
If medical negligence caused your serious personal injury you may have a legal case. We care and we can help. Let us tell your story. For a FREE consultation, talk to a Phoenix medical malpractice attorney today. Call (800) 541-4477 or contact us online.
Types of Hospital Negligence
Whatever the reason — inadequate staffing, inefficient procedures, a heavy patient load, poor staff training — there is no excuse for placing patients in danger by providing inadequate or negligent care. Common types of hospital negligence include:
- No doctor available. When a patient does not see a doctor, symptoms may go unnoticed or may be dismissed by less knowledgeable health care workers.
- Failure to run tests. A busy ER or urgent care clinic may fail to run tests that are required under expected standards of care. That failure to diagnose could mean an illness will go undetected and untreated.
- Misreading tests, X-rays. A hasty or unqualified reading of lab tests or X-rays could mean that a patient who needs treatment will be sent home.
- Inadequate staffing. When patients are left without someone to monitor their vital signs or answer their calls for help, they may not receive the care they need to prevent injury.
- Improper processes. When hospital processes and procedures fail to handle medications properly, install safety equipment properly or enforce rigid cleaning standards, for example, patient safety and well-being will be threatened.
At our Arizona medical malpractice law firm, we take cases to trial, so that a jury can understand what happened to you or your loved one. When a medical organization does not meet established standards of care, causing you a disabling injury or a loved one's wrongful death, we can help.
Filing a Lawsuit Against a Hospital: Contact a Scottsdale Lawyer
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