Holding Hospitals Responsible For Medical Negligence
The term medical malpractice usually refers to errors by a physician or surgeon. But sometimes the negligence is on the part of hospital staff or administrators. When their actions or neglect cause lasting harm to a patient, it may be grounds for a lawsuit.
Luxenberg Garbett Kelly George, P.C., has a record of success in medical malpractice litigation, including recoveries for hospital negligence. Our accomplished attorneys take cases in Lawrence County and surrounding western Pennsylvania.
What Constitutes Hospital Malpractice?
Hospitals have a high duty to patient safety. You are literally putting your life in their hands. This includes nurses, staff physicians, radiologists, lab technicians and any hospital employee who contributes to the diagnosis, treatment or supervision of a hospital patient.
Examples of actionable claims for hospital negligence might include:
- Failure to monitor patients after surgery
- Lab errors leading to misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis
- Non-sterile procedures resulting in staph infection
- Emergency room malpractice
- Discharging or failing to admit a patient in distress
- Medication errors (wrong drug or overdose)
- Patient injuries when falling from a bed, gurney or wheelchair
- Negligence in background checks or staff training
Making The Case For Hospital Negligence
Suing a hospital requires evidence that hospital employees deviated from standard protocols or failed to provide reasonable and diligent care. The negligence must be directly related to lasting harm or a preventable death.
Medical cases are more likely to end up in litigation, and we do not shy away from the courtroom. Our veteran trial lawyers have successfully sued Pennsylvania hospitals and health care systems. We know how to investigate these situations, and we have the resources to hire experts who can corroborate the case for fault and monetary damages. See examples of our case results.
Did The Hospital Fail You Or Your Loved One?
If you suspect hospital negligence, reach out to Luxenberg Garbett Kelly George, P.C., for a free case evaluation. We have five convenient office locations, or we can make house calls. To talk to an attorney, arrange a consultation at 724-761-2094 or email us at lgkg.com.