Chicago Hospital Error Attorneys
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Hospitals and medical institutions must tend to the medical needs of their patients, whether in the emergency room, at childbirth, or during surgery. Not only are doctors, nurses, and other hospital employees obligated to treat patients with the appropriate standard of care, but are also legally required to obey certain safety regulations and standards. When hospital staff fails to provide the appropriate standard of care or fails to obey applicable laws and regulations, the hospital may be liable in a medical malpractice action for any resulting injuries and deaths.
At Cogan & Power, P.C., our Chicago hospital error lawyers have the skill and experience you need to pursue a medical malpractice claim against a hospital or other medical institution. We use a collaborative approach to legal representation so our attorneys can draw on their well-versed backgrounds. Our firm regularly achieves substantial verdicts and settlements for our clients, including $11.4 million for a man whose cervical cord was injured when his head fell from the head-holder during surgery and $2.4 million for the surviving husband of a woman who died as a result of the hospital’s failure to properly monitor electrolytes, resulting in brain edema, herniation, cardiac arrest, and death.
Common Types of Hospital Errors
Although hospitals and emergency rooms are busy, chaotic places, medical professionals have an obligation to fully examine each patient in order to make a diagnosis. Given the frenzied pace, doctors and nurses in ERs and hospitals may not give their patients the medical attention they need. When this happens, whether it be a failure to diagnose, misdiagnosis, or erroneous discharge of a patient who should have been admitted into the hospital or ER, the patient may suffer serious injury or death. In those cases, doctors and/or nurses can be sued for damages in a medical malpractice lawsuit.
With this in mind, common hospital errors include but are not limited to:
- Failure to hire sufficient doctors and nurses
- Poorly-trained and poorly-educated doctors and nurses
- Failure to monitor a patient
- Failure to stabilize a patient
- Failure to consult with a specialist
- Communication errors
- Use of defective medical devices
- Prescription errors
Emergency room errors
- Failure to diagnose
- Failure to follow up after discharge
- Inadequate discharge instructions
- Misinterpreting tests
- Failure to order appropriate tests
- Misreading x-rays, ultrasounds, and other medical reports
- Anesthesia errors
- Obstetric negligence
- Surgical errors
If you or a loved one is a victim of hospital negligence, contact our Chicago hospital error attorneys at (312) 436-0731 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your claim. If you cannot come to us, we will come to you. Not to mention, we take cases on a contingency basis, so you don’t have to pay unless we win!
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