The attorneys of Chanfrau & Chanfrau fight diligently for people in and around the greater Daytona Beach area. During personal injury lawsuits, our team fights diligently to ensure that clients receive expert legal counsel and guidance. This is particularly key when it comes to medical negligence cases given the various complexities of these cases.
With this in mind, let's take a moment to consider how hospital errors can lead to patient injuries and what legal options are available.
Infections at Hospitals
We expect hospitals to be safe and sanitary places in which we undergo medical treatments and can recover from surgery. Yet there are times when hospitals are not as clean as they ought to be. Linens may be dirty, which can result in infections and other serious diseases. Poor sterilization could mean other kinds of issues with patient health and safety as well.
Problems with Charts and Files
Hospitals can become quite busy, and when hospital employees are preoccupied, they can make costly mistakes. There have been a number of cases in which charts and files have been mixed up, meaning that some patients undergo unnecessary treatments or treatments intended for other patients. These sorts of errors are inexcusable.
Administering Improper Medications
In addition to mixing up charts, it's also possible for those who work at hospitals to administer improper medications. This includes oral medications such as drops and pills as well as using the wrong intravenous drugs for injections or for IV drips. These types of errors can be just as deadly as the others we have discussed.
Misdiagnosis of Conditions
Doctors have a duty to properly identify and diagnose adverse health conditions. There are many instances in which they do not properly diagnose a health problems, however. The misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of any health condition can result in major injury to a patient, which is why all such matters have to be taken seriously.
Serious Surgical Errors
While performing surgery, a surgeon can make a number of grave errors that result in serious harm to a patient. Surgical instruments can sometimes be left inside of a patient, for instance, which can lead to internal injuries and even internal bleeding. In extreme cases, it's possible for surgeons to operate on the wrong organ or the wrong side of the body.
How Our Medical Malpractice Attorneys Can Help
Taking on hospitals and major medical care facilities can be difficult, which is why it's important to have skilled attorneys on your side during the legal process. Our team will work closely with you and will fight diligently to ensure that your side is heard and that any negligent parties are held accountable for the injuries that they caused.
Learn About Your Legal Rights Following a Hospital Error
For more information about your legal options after a hospital error, it's important that you contact our medical malpractice attorneys today. By working with the team at Chanfrau & Chanfrau, you'll be able to learn more about all of your legal options. Our attorneys will fight diligently to ensure that justice is served.