Hospital Error Litigation
When you’re in the hospital, you trust that your healthcare providers will act responsibly and professionally. Unfortunately, sometimes hospital staff members act negligently or make a careless error, and the results can be devastating. These hospital errors constitute medical malpractice, and the negligent healthcare professional may be liable for your damages.
The best way to find out about your rights or options if you have been injured due to a preventable hospital error is to speak with one of the attorneys at The Horrnbuckle Firm in person. Please call (425) 679-0742 today to schedule a free consultation with one of our Seattle medical malpractice lawyers.
How Common Are Hospital Errors?
The Institute of Medicine reported in its famous “To Err is Human” report that an estimated one million Americans are injured every year from medical malpractice, with an additional 98,000 suffering wrongful death. But the latest study from the Journal of Patient Safety estimates that the numbers are much higher, with between 200,000 and 400,000 Americans dying each year due to hospital errors. This would make medical errors the third largest killer in the country, after heart disease and cancer.
Common Hospital Errors
Some of the most common types of medical malpractice cases involving hospital errors litigated by The Hornbuckle Firm include:
- Failure to accurately diagnose
- Inadequate treatment
- Unreasonable delay in treatment
- Surgical errors
- Medication errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Foreign objects left in a patient following surgery
- Birth injuries
Our attorneys understand the burdens that these kinds of negligence can cause and will tirelessly fight for the compensation you deserve.
Do I Have A Medical Malpractice Claim?
All medical malpractice claims are different, but successful claims must generally meet four criteria:
- The health care provider had a duty to act responsibly and appropriately in the patient’s best interest.
- The health care provider breached his or her duty to act responsibly and appropriately.
- The patient sustained injuries that were caused by the health care provider’s negligent actions.
- These injuries resulted in monetary damages.
Successfully demonstrating these four elements requires the representation of an experienced medical malpractice lawyer who understands how to navigate these complex claims.
If you’ve been hurt while in the hospital, you owe it to yourself and to your loved ones to seek compensation for your pain, suffering, lost wages, and other damages. For over 40 years, The Hornbuckle Firm has helped patients recover damages and resume their lives.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury at the hand of a negligent hospital, please contact The Hornbuckle Firm today to schedule your free initial consultation. The firm serves clients in Seattle and Bellevue, Washington, and we accept cases from all states across the country.
DO I HAVE A CASE?
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