Hospitals are responsible for hiring and overseeing qualified medical professionals who will provide an acceptable standard of care. When harm comes from failure to consult with a specialist, this can be the result of a number of mistakes. It is not acceptable for a hospital to fail to order proper diagnostic tests, monitor or stabilize a patient or use medical equipment properly. Laboratory errors like delays in processing specimens or loss of specimens, poorly equipped facilities, inadequate staffing, preventable infection or contamination, unnecessary procedures or procedures done without patient consent may all also require lawyer’s help as the next step.
What you need to know about hospital negligence
Medical malpractice cases can be very complex, requiring specialized legal and medical expertise. Malpractice victims have a right to monetary compensation (a settlement) for medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, diminished earning capacity, lost income, and other costs and losses. Holding wrongdoers responsible raises medical care quality standards for everyone.
If you’ve been injured as a result of a hospital’s mistake, talk to us right away: If you wait beyond the “statute of limitations”, you won’t be able to file a legal claim.
Physician negligence and hospital negligence can warrant a medical malpractice lawsuit. Causes include:
- Anesthesia errors
- Misdiagnosis of a condition or failure to diagnose it
- Prescription errors
- Surgical errors
- Birth injury (e.g., cerebral palsy)
- Use of defective medical devices
Finding the right Utah medical malpractice injury lawyer for you
You can count on Siegfried and Jensen’s experienced medical malpractice and injury lawyers to fight for you.
If you’ve been injured while in a hospital or under the care of a physician, you should talk to a medical malpractice attorney right away. Victims of medical malpractice have a right to a monetary settlement for medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, ongoing care, diminished earning capacity, lost income, and other costs and losses.
Medical malpractice cases can be very complex, however. It takes specialized legal and medical expertise to prove liability on the part of the healthcare provider. In addition, your claim must be filed within a certain period of time after the injury happened. If you wait beyond this “statute of limitations”, you will not be able to file a legal claim. We can help you.
When you work with our experienced injury attorneys, you can expect the best:
- We’ll answer your questions and address your concerns throughout the entire process.
- We’ll pull together the information needed to build your case, including medical records, insurance policies, expert testimony, etc.
- We’ll make sure that everybody plays by the rules and treats you fairly.
- We’ll help you get what you need to rebuild your life and move forward.