W hen you think of the word “malpractice”, you usually think of a physician, nurse, respiratory therapist, pharmacist or other healthcare provider that was responsible for a mistake, act of negligence, injury, or death. However, many times the hospital itself can also be accountable for any malpractice or negligent acts carried out by its employees.
Hospitals Are Accountable For Their Employees’ Actions
Most likely, the doctor, physician assistant, anesthesiologist, radiologist, emergency room physician, nurse, nurse practitioner, or other health care provider is an employee of a hospital. If that employee causes injury or death to you or a loved one, while they were performing a job-related task, the hospital can also be held accountable for negligence.
Hospital Malpractice Comes In Many Forms
Hospital malpractice can occur when there are medication errors, falls, anesthesia mistakes, wrong site surgeries, failure to stabilize a critical patient, improper training of staff, retained surgical sponges, surgical errors, misdiagnosis, failure to order proper tests, and failure to consult a specialist. While patients trust medical professionals to provide a high duty of care, this does not always happen. Other forms of hospital malpractice include birth injuries, inadequate staffing, improper use of medical equipment, improper maintenance of medical equipment, insufficient policies or protocols, inexperienced medical or nursing staff as well as many others.
Legal Trailblazers And Medical Teams Winning Your Battles
Here at The Beasley Firm, our legal and medical professions are very experienced with hospital malpractice. For the past 53 years, our Philadelphia hospital malpractice lawyers have successfully spoken up and fought for patients, just like you or a loved one, that have be harmed by medical negligence or hospital error. Our record of success is due to our experienced and aggressive attorneys in addition to our specialized medical teams made up of physicians and registered nurses who have spent thousands of hours in hospitals caring for patients. Our medical and legal knowledge is what gave us the edge to obtain two of the largest medical negligence verdicts, $100 million and $55 million, in Pennsylvania history, as well as countless other multimillion dollar judgments and settlements. Our persistence and effective legal strategies have led to our clients being awarded over two billion dollars on their behalf.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of a hospital error or wrongful death, please contact one of our experienced Philadelphia medical malpractice attorneys at (888) 823-5291. Please feel free to look at our track record of success and call us for free, no obligation consultation. We promise that we will never take a fee unless we win your case.