In both emergency and routine medical situations, patients have no choice but to trust hospital staff and doctors, in addition to any other medical practitioners involved. However, sometimes even the best-trained hospital staff make critical errors in their processing of a patient’s information or in training their employees to handle certain situations. Hospital negligence has the potential to seriously impact innocent patients, and some of the consequences of hospital negligence can be highly dangerous or even deadly. There are many different types of hospital negligence, and knowing more about these types can help a person better identify negligence when it occurs.
Hospital negligence can take a number of different forms, each of which can be very dangerous for those affected. Some examples of hospital negligence follow:
- Improper filing of patient paperwork
- Failure to train staff
- Negligent hiring
- Losing patient information
- Mixing up patient information
- Failure to give a consent form for surgery
These represent only a few examples of hospital negligence, and there are many other ways that hospital staff or management might be negligent. The best way to know if you have been the victim of hospital negligence is to discuss your situation with an experienced attorney.
If you or someone you care about thinks that he or she has been the victim of hospital negligence, then you could be entitled to financial compensation. Contact the experienced attorneys of Crowe & Harris, LLP today at (617) 404-3417 to see if we can help you identify the particular type of hospital negligence that has affected you, and help you decide the best action to take against those responsible.