If you or someone you love has been harmed by hospital malpractice, our Norwalk medical malpractice lawyers can help you navigate the complex legal issues of hospital malpractice law so that you can collect the full compensation you deserve. Hospital malpractice is a form of medical malpractice. It can result in devastating or fatal injuries, and victims have a legal right to compensation for their injuries. Please, do not wait until it is too late; talk to our Norwalk medical malpractice lawyers right away.

Hospital Malpractice

Hospital malpractice occurs when a patient visits the hospital, the hospital or staff performs below the accepted standard of care by action or inaction, and the patient is harmed in the process.

Examples of hospital malpractice include:

  • Unsanitary condition leading to an infection
  • Medication error
  • Failure to diagnose, delayed diagnosis, or misdiagnosis of a medical condition or event
  • Failure to treat, delayed treatment, or failure to fully treat a patient
  • Failure to properly monitor a patient
  • Failure to respond to a patient in crisis in a timely fashion
  • Surgical errors such as use of dirty instruments or wrong site surgery
  • Misreading of diagnostic data, such as X-ray, CT scan, or MRI
  • Failure to obtain informed consent
  • Providing inappropriate food to a patient on a restricted diet

Consequences of Hospital Malpractice

Hospital malpractice can have a wide range of consequences. Hospital errors are incredibly common and do not always cause noticeable harm. On the other end of the spectrum, you can go in for a minor problem or routine procedure and experience fatal injuries as a result of hospital malpractice.

Those who can recover from their injuries may experience a longer hospital stay, more extensive treatment and pain than would have been necessary if not for the error, and a much larger bill. The hospital may try to pass this off as a complication rather than the result of medical malpractice, and charge you for the extra care.

Compensation for Hospital Malpractice

If you have been harmed by medical malpractice you may be able to recover compensation for your economic and noneconomic damages such as:

  • Existing and future medical expenses created by the malpractice
  • Existing and future lost income
  • Diminished earning capacity
  • Permanent physical disability
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of familial, social, recreational and educational experiences
  • Emotional harm, such as stress, embarrassment, depression, or strains on family relationships
  • Punitive damages, in extraordinary cases

If you believe that you or someone you love has been harmed by hospital malpractice, please call the Norwalk medical malpractice lawyers of Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP, at 1-877-801-6202 or contact us online right away to schedule your free consultation.