Medical professionals have a responsibility to uphold a high standard of care for all patients. When doctors, nurses and other hospital staff members make mistakes or behave negligently when treating a patient, the results can be devastating.
According to the American Hospital Association, nearly 35 million Americans were admitted to U.S hospitals in 2014. Every day, tens of thousands of patients are admitted to hospitals seeking fast, reliable and effective care. Unfortunately, this growing demand for hospital care means that healthcare professionals are often overwhelmed and overworked. Far too often, this leads to tragic and preventable injuries caused by Hospital Error.
A 2016 study published by the British Medical Journal discovered that Medical Error is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Many of these deaths resulted from preventable Hospital Errors.
There are many types of mistakes and negligent behaviors that can cause a Hospital Error, including:
- Operating on the wrong patient
- Anesthesia injury
- Failure to order proper diagnostic tests
- Patient abuse or neglect
- Lack of informed consent
- Unsanitized instruments
- Equipment malfunctions
- And more
Regardless of what caused your Hospital Error, you may be experiencing pain, suffering, and a lifetime of additional medical treatment. If you or a loved one suffered serious injuries due to a Hospital Error, Henson Fuerst may be able to help.
Henson Fuerst is Here to Help
Hospital Errors are often preventable, and can result in serious injuries or even death. Call Henson Fuerst today at (919) 781-1107 or fill out a free consultation form online to speak with one of our experienced North Carolina Medical Malpractice attorneys.
If you were injured due to a Hospital Error or any other type of Medical Mistake, Henson Fuerst will fight to secure the maximum recovery. At Henson Fuerst, most of our cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, which means that you pay us nothing unless we win or settle your case. Some cases, however, are handled on an hourly or project basis depending on case circumstances and facts.
Call us today for an initial free case review and consultation, and we will talk further with you about how we would handle your case.