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Hospital Injury Lawyers Serving Chicago, Illinois

Hospital NegligenceWhen we go to a hospital or medical center, we are very reliant upon the expertise of the staff to provide us with safe care. While physicians may orchestrate the medical care, it is incumbent upon the support staff to carry out the physicians’ orders and provide patients with assistance throughout the course of their admission.

Can You Sue for Medical Malpractice and Negligence? When it’s Time to Talk to a Hospital Injury Lawyer

Every patient deserves to receive medical care in a clean and well-run hospital. However, at some hospitals, there simply is a broken system where errors result in harm to the patient. Examples of systematic hospital errors include:

If your injuries were a result of systematic errors, you can sue a facility for hospital negligence, which differs from filing a lawsuit against a doctor for medical malpractice for the errors they made.

When Can You Sue the Hospital? A Hospital Negligence Attorney can Help

In addition to errors due to inadequate hospital policy, the negligence of individual staff members such as nurses and orderlies may cause or contribute to a patient injury. Examples of individual staff negligence that commonly translate into serious injury or death of the patient include:

  • Dropping patients
  • Failing to provide assistance during transfers into and out of bed
  • Improperly drawing blood
  • Pushing patients in wheelchairs into walls and elevator doors

Patient Falls in Hospitals and Medical Centers

One of the largest safety issues that hospitals have is preventing patient falls. A study done by the Flex Monitoring Team showed that falls account for 84% of all inpatient incidents, and 30% of these hospital falls are thought to result in serious injuries. These falls happen often due to negligence on the part of the hospital including:

  • Inadequate assistance devices for the patient
  • Not preparing for medication side effects
  • Inattentive or understaffed medical team

Patients who are fall victims in the hospital tend to have longer stays and larger medical bills. The total medical costs are 60% higher for those who have a fall in the hospital, and it is expected that these costs will reach more than $54 billion nationwide!

Choose Hospital Negligence Lawyers Who Understand Illinois Law

Even if the circumstances regarding a patient’s injury during a hospitalization are unclear, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers will investigate the matter and provide you with answers surrounding the incident. Once there is some clarity regarding the facts, we can then work with the hospital’s risk manager on a settlement or proceed to a lawsuit against the medical institution and its employees.

Hospital Injury Lawyers in Chicago Who Aren’t Afraid to Fight for Your Rights

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers handles hospital negligence cases on a contingency basis in Chicago and other cities within Illinois. While many attorneys understandably shy away from Illinois medical malpractice cases as simply being too difficult and time-consuming, every lawyer in our office has experience both settling and trying medical negligence cases. We are not afraid to go the distance for your case.

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For more information about , please contact Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC today by calling 888-424-5757. Talk to a lawyer now. Free consultation.

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