Studies show that hospitals often fail to meet our expectations for the health and safety of patients in their care. A report by the Institute of Medicine entitled “To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System” determined that approximately 98,000 people are killed every year by medical errors in hospitals. Many more are seriously injured because of hospital malpractice.
Hospitals are responsible for the negligence or incompetence of their employees. If an employee injures you through a negligent act or improper care, we can help you hold the hospital where the negligent employee works liable for your resulting medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Although hospitals are liable for the harm their employees cause, not every medical professional who works in a hospital is an employee. For example, many doctors who provide treatment at a hospital are not actually employees of the hospital. If your injuries were caused by doctor negligence and the doctor was not an employee, we can help you obtain compensation from the negligent doctor through a physician malpractice claim.