How Can A Hospital Be Negligent?
Most cases of medical malpractice do not involve a prior relationship between the injured party and the medical provider. This surprises many people outside of the medical industry, but when you consider how we receive medical treatment in today’s society, it makes sense. If you are treated by a specialist, you often are seeing that person for the first time. And most of the individuals who assist in a medical procedure are not people you had reason to meet ahead of time. If you suffer a new injury as a result of a medical procedure, circumstances may warrant filing a lawsuit against the hospital or medical institution rather than a doctor, nurse or another individual. These cases are referred to as “hospital negligence.”
Because medical malpractice cases are expensive to develop, we review cases thoroughly before accepting them. We take cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you will not pay an attorney fee or expenses unless we obtain a recovery for you.
Examples of a hospital not fulfilling its duty to provide proper care include:
- Failure to ensure that hospital staff have the required education, training and professional licenses
- Failure to ensure sanitary conditions
- Failure to keep proper records
- Misdiagnosis or treating a patient incorrectly
- Medication errors
- Failure to ensure that third-party contractors such as “attending physicians” are properly credentialed
- Failure to have adequate staff resulting in an injury
Hospitals Are Prepared For Malpractice Lawsuits. You Need To Be As Well.
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, hospitals are the most common institutional health care providers named in medical malpractice lawsuits. As a result, hospitals, clinics and other providers are well-armed to face lawsuits. They have deep resources and well-paid lawyers to protect them.
If you have been injured as a result of hospital negligence, you must be equally well-armed with knowledgeable attorneys who understand how to build strong cases. The lawyers at Wagner, Crawford & Gambill in Terre Haute advocate for victims of medical malpractice throughout the Wabash Valley and all of Indiana.
Many agree with our opinion that Indiana laws regarding medical malpractice favor medical professionals and institutions. In order for justice to prevail when you are injured due to a medical professional’s negligence, you must retain the services of experienced medical malpractice attorneys who have proven they can overcome the challenges that Indiana law poses. We fit that description, with a number of positive outcomes and millions of dollars recovered for our clients.