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Recovering for Injuries Suffered in Hospitals


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10/31/2014
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Hospitals should be a place where sick or injured patients go to recover from their maladies. Usually, people do not enter a hospital expecting to suffer greater injury due to the negligent acts of a medical professional or staff member. However, many patients and visitors suffer injuries on hospital grounds on a regular basis, often because another party acted negligently. If you have suffered unnecessary injury or complications at a hospital in or around Coweta County, you may wonder how you can recover from the medical center or responsible party. In such situations, you should always contact an experienced personal injury lawyer to discuss a possible legal claim.

Common Reasons for Injuries at Hospitals

If you are in a hospital, you may suffer accidental injury due to the following negligent acts:

  • Failure to provide timely evaluation or treatment of a condition

  • Failure to diagnose the correct medical condition or illness

  • Prescribing or performing the wrong type of treatment for a patient

  • Failure to properly monitor a patient, particularly in birth situations

  • Medication errors, such as distributing the wrong type or dosage of medication

  • Unsterile equipment or facilities

  • Employees who do not properly wash their hands

  • Slippery floors or other hazards that cause patients to slip and fall

  • Not supervising patients while they get in and out of bed or move around

  • Accidental discharge of patients

  • Allowing patients to be assaulted due to inadequate security

Contact a Coweta County personal injury attorney for a free consultation

Negligent hospitals and medical professional should be held accountable for any injuries suffered by patients in their care or other individuals on the premises. Bringing a legal claim against a large hospital or medical center may seem daunting; however an experienced PI attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith knows how to handle this type of case to ensure you receive the maximum possible recovery with the least possible stress during the legal process. If you have suffered any type of personal injury, do not hesitate to contact our office today at (770) 487-8999 to set up a free meeting with an attorney.



Category: Premises Liability

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia

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