Experienced Injury Attorney Fighting Hospital Malpractice in Mobile
Hospitals may be liable for system errors and the negligence of their employees
Hospitals call them “never events,” because they are never supposed to happen. Yet they happen every day in hospitals across the country, including right here in Mobile. When hospital system errors and employee negligence harm patients, the hospital malpractice attorneys at the Law Office of J. Allen Brown stand up to the corporate giants and hold them accountable for their failure to provide the appropriate level of care which they are required to provide.
Hospitals are liable for the negligent acts of their employees
Hospital system errors can result in patient harm at any stage from admittance to post-operative care. For instance, a patient may present at a hospital with neurological indications, but rather than referring the patient to a neurological facility or at the very least calling for a neurological consult, the hospital merely admits the patient as a routine matter, and a serious, urgent medical condition goes undetected until it is too late. Admitting a patient whose needs are outside the scope of the hospital’s services is a prime example of negligence and malpractice that can lead to serious personal injury or wrongful death. Other examples of hospital malpractice include:
- The wrong medicine is administered to a patient
- Un-sanitized instruments are used in surgery
- Radiologist or lab technician misreads an x-ray, CT scan, blood work or other diagnostic test
- The wrong baby is sent home with new parents after delivery
- The wrong surgery is performed on a patient
- Surgery is performed on the wrong side of the body
Are doctors employees? Experienced Mobile injury attorneys can answer this question.
In establishing a hospital’s responsibility for a physician or surgeon’s own medical malpractice, a key question is whether the doctor is in fact an employee of the hospital. Many doctors maintain the bulk of their practices elsewhere and are granted “privileges” to practice in the hospital, but this agreement may be with the doctor or a physician group formed by the doctor with others. The exact nature of the relationship between doctor and hospital can be a complex and challenging question, requiring the assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney to determine.
Knowledgeable and experienced attorney for hospital malpractice in Mobile
If you or a loved one came out of the hospital worse than you went in and suspect that negligence, incompetence or lack of proper care or supervision was the cause, contact the Law Office of J. Allen Brown for a free consultation with a skilled and knowledgeable Mobile hospital malpractice lawyer.