We recently discussed how central line infections can be devastating to the body. If you recall, these lines go directly into the heart or very near the heart. Even the placement of a central line is a sensitive matter. While this is something that must be handled carefully, it is far from the only risk that some people in the hospital face.
Hospital negligence is something that can devastate patients. Even something as seemingly minor as a nurse failing to wash his or her hands or a doctor failing to clean his or her stethoscope could transmit germs from one patient to another.
At each interaction you have with someone in the hospital, you need to be aware of what is going on. You shouldn’t be afraid to ask questions or demand more information about what is going on. The more you know, the more you can protect yourself from harm.
We realize that you might not feel up to these tasks if you are very sick. Some patients might be so bad off that they simply can’t do anything. In these cases, it is usually best to have someone there with you who can speak up for you and be your advocate.
For people who suffer harm due to hospital negligence, the damage is usually done not only to their body, but also to their spirit and their finances. These are the reasons why they might opt to seek compensation through a lawsuit. Filing a medical malpractice lawsuit based on hospital negligence may also send a message to the hospital that patients aren’t going to stand by and allow negligence to occur. We can help you get your case ready and work on your behalf throughout the process.