Hospital Errors and Medical Malpractice

The negligence of doctors, nurses and health professionals in hospitals can cause patient injury or even death. Studies have shown that hospital errors cause about 200,000 deaths per year nationwide.

An injury resulting from a medical error in a hospital can generate future health problems, new hospital expenses and unnecessary emotional disorders.

There are a number of different errors that might occur in the hospital. Some examples of hospital errors that can result from medical negligence include:

  • Perinatal injury: happens when bad labor practices causing injury to the newborn, which sometimes result in medical conditions such as cerebral palsy.
  • Medication errors: this may include overmedication or under-medication, administration of the wrong drug or an incorrect diagnosis.
  • Wrong Diagnosis: occurs when a patient receives a treatment for a disease that has a disease or when it is not because the doctor did not recognize threatening medical condition.
  • Surgical errors: this includes negligence causing infection, surgery or surgery on the wrong patient at the wrong site.

In the worst case, a hospital error causes the death of a patient, which causes deep economic pain and tension in the family of the deceased. In many of these cases, it may be brought for a wrongful claim for damages for lost wages and pain and suffering caused murder.

Millions of people every year put their trust in hospitals and health professionals to give them the care they need. Unfortunately, this does not always happen, and hospital staff negligence causes injury or wrongful death of patients.