Hospital negligence law firm
When you’re sick or have an issue that requires hospitalization, you want that hospital to provide you with a standard of care and safety to ensure that, while you’re undergoing treatment or care, you won’t suffer additional injuries. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.
Hospital negligence is a form of medical malpractice that occurs due to the negligence or improper conduct of the hospital staff, including nurses, physicians, and other attending staff, and/or the hospital administration. In the U.S., hospital negligence occurs far too often .
If you been injured while in the hospital, the consequences can be catastrophic or even deadly. You have legal rights to file a medical malpractice claim that can help get you financial compensation for such things as:
- Additional medical and hospital expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
If a loved one has died as a result of hospital negligence, a wrongful death claim can be filed by the survivors in order to receive compensation for:
- Funeral expenses
- Lost future wages
- Lost benefits
- Loss of consortium
Hospital negligence can result from a variety of conditions that can occur within the hospital environment.
Going beyond the individuals
Some types of hospital negligence are caused by:
- Under-trained staff
- Insufficient number of staff
- Inadequate or outdated equipment
- Poor recordkeeping, including lost records or test results
- Improper communication between the staff
- Lack of proper sanitation within the facility
- Substandard safety of facilities
These types of conditions can lead to any number of unfortunate, but preventable injuries such as falls, serious infections, misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose a condition, medication mistakes, and birth injuries.
The success of any hospital negligence claim hinges on the ability to prove negligence on the part of the hospital and staff. In order to do this, a link must be found between the substandard level of care and the victim’s injury or death. Because these types of cases can often be very complex in nature, hiring an attorney with extensive experience and knowledge when it comes to medical malpractice is critical to the success of any case.
Getting the advice you need
If you feel that you or a loved one has suffered due to the failure of a hospital to provide a reasonable standard of care, you need to seek expert legal advice as soon as possible. In South Dakota, that would be the Rapid City law firm of Greg Yates and Michael Shubeck.
Both Greg Yates and Michael Shubeck have represented hundreds of clients in personal injury cases and bring to the table years of experience with hospital negligence cases. Between them, they have won major settlements for clients who have been injured as a result of personal injury accidents or negligence.
Contact the Rapid City law firm of Greg Yates and Michael Shubeck, the best attorneys in South Dakota for personal injury, to schedule your free consultation. At the time, we’ll discuss your case, how it should progress, and any fees that are required.