When Can I Claim Hospital Negligence?

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On behalf of Hastings Law Firm posted in Hospital Negligence on Tuesday, September 2, 2014.

Being injured by a healthcare provider can be an exceptionally challenging experience, both physically and mentally. For some Texas patients, it may be difficult to understand why someone who has committed their lives to helping others may also cause serious damage. Sadly, in some instances, a hospital may also be liable for hiring and continuing to employ a doctor, nurse, or another healthcare worker who consistently performs poorly. This could be considered hospital negligence and no one should hesitate to contact some of the most experienced Houston attorneys for medical mistakes that have provided support to thousands of victims who filed a lawsuit.

When hiring employees, hospitals are tasked with thoroughly inquiring about an applicant’s history. This may include a careful review of that individual’s licensing, training and education. A hospital must also ensure that an attending physician has the proper credentials to perform certain procedures before granting privileges to utilize the hospital’s facilities. When a hospital fails to thoroughly check on all necessary background information for any healthcare worker that is either employed with or allowed privileges at that facility, and that individual later injures a patient, the hospital can then be found liable through a medical malpractice claim.

Failing to admit those who need serious medical attention in a timely manner can also fall under hospital negligence. Not admitting those who need emergency care can also be grouped under not admitting and discharging patients in a proper manner. Keeping inaccurate medical records, not retaining enough registered nurses on hand or not performing necessary clinical tests are other examples of hospital negligence.

If you have been injured while being treated at a Texas hospital, it may be possible that it isn’t simply the attending healthcare professional who may face liability claims for your injuries. If the hospital failed to accurately and thoroughly investigate the individual’s background and credentials and/or did not admit you in a timely manner or you suffered due to flawed medical records, a medical malpractice claim based upon hospital negligence may be appropriate to consider to be done by a professional medical error lawyer in Houston, TX. If those instances, the medical facility involved may be added as a defendant in a lawsuit seeking financial redress for damages sustained.

Source: FindLaw, “Responsible Parties in Birth Injury Cases: Who Can Be Sued?”, , Aug. 30, 2014



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