Even if you have great respect and trust for your local hospital, you realize that any mistake could have a negative impact on your health.
Hospital malpractice remains a concern among most patients, due to the fact that this results in many injuries and deaths every year.
As noted on our “Medical Malpractice” webpage, “each year, two million hospital patients acquire infections that result in 90,000 deaths.” And that is just infections. There are other things that can go wrong during a hospital visit or stay.
Additional concerns include but are not limited to: leaving surgical instruments inside the body during a procedure, improper use of medication, the use of faulty surgical devices, anesthesia errors and disfiguration.
If a person requires medical attention, there is a chance that he or she could end up at a hospital. The same holds true if a person requires some type of surgical procedure. Putting your trust in a medical facility, as well as a medical team, should be a simple task. However, past mistakes have many people thinking twice about what they are doing.
Hospital malpractice does not always result in injury, illness or death, but all three are a possibility.
If you believe you have been mistreated for any reason, it is important to understand what happened. You should also learn more about your legal rights, such as who should be held responsible for the malpractice.
As you search for more information, read through the many pages of our website. From there, you will have a better understanding of hospital and medical malpractice.