Anyone who visits a hospital with an injury or illness is entitled to the highest quality of care. Unfortunately, medical negligence, including hospital mistakes, is still a common occurrence in many medical facilities across the United States. Hospital negligence victims are often left to deal with life-altering injuries, and are often unsure of where to turn for help.
1 in every 9 patients
Who gets an infection will die
during their hospitalization.
Medical negligence can be committed by a doctor, nurse or other medical professional, but is more likely to be committed by doctors who are overworked or seeing more patients than they can safely manage. Similarly, doctors who are not qualified or fully trained in the area they are administering medicine are far more likely to commit errors. In such as case, the hospital that hired the doctor may be held accountable for the damage that came about through his or her actions. Speak with a Philadelphia medical malpractice attorney from the firm today if you or a loved one has been the victim of hospital malpractice.
Hospital negligence can result in a wide array of serious consequences, including birth injury, brain injury, metastatic cancer, misdiagnosed cancer, disability, disfigurement, infertility, chronic pain and even death.
According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, nearly one quarter of all hospital deaths were rated as at least possibly preventable by optimal care. A recent study performed by the Journal of Patient safety indicated that up to 440,000 people perish in hospitals each year due to preventable medical errors. This makes medical errors the number three killer in the United States behind Heart Disease and Cancer. Many people die from infections that turn into sepsis or blood infections.
The Leapfrog group has started to assign safety scores to hospitals, in hopes to curb the growing trend of medical errors. Around 2,500 hospitals are assigned a score of A,B,C,D, or F which can increase or decrease over time. This helps patients to know whether or not the hospital they plan to attend is considered safe and holds hospitals accountable for their mistakes.
Our firm has recovered tens of millions of dollars in settlement money on behalf of hospital negligence and medical malpractice clients. We are passionate about helping our clients pursue the compensation they need to rebuild their lives. Recent case verdicts include:
The Colleran Firm’s founder has been handling medical malpractice cases for over 40 years. Our team of knowledgeable hospital malpractice lawyers collaborate on all medical negligence cases and lend decades of experience to every case they handle. As a result, our firm is consistently listed among Pennsylvania’s Super Lawyers® and has been awarded the AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.
Our goal is to help hospital negligence victims by holding responsible parties accountable for their actions, and seeking to recover the full compensation our clients are due. If you believe you have been the victim of hospital negligence, do not hesitate to speak with an attorney from our firm today.