Hospital Malpractice Attorneys In St. Paul
When a hospital patient is injured or dies under questionable circumstances, it is reasonable to look at all possible causes. Unforeseen natural causes can, of course, trigger a worsening of a person’s medical status or death in a hospital, nursing home or other type of care facility. All too often, however, investigations reveal that human error was to blame.
Caregivers with responsibility for protecting and saving lives often put them at risk through negligent actions or omissions. Medical mistakes can have devastating consequences when patients are at their most vulnerable (such as during surgery or during an emergency room visit).
A detailed investigation can help uncover the true cause of an injury or death in a hospital setting, such as:
- Medical malpractice, including medication errors and surgical errors
- Nursing malpractice, such as failing to take note of critical information in patients’ charts, failing to prevent or report and treat bed sores, or faulty administration of medications
- Hospital negligence
A hospital is not only a building. It is a collection of interacting systems. Anesthesia departments, nursing supervision, surgical wards, emergency rooms and hospital pharmacies are all common features of hospitals. Hospital malpractice or negligence can consist of:
- Lack of supervision of staff
- Poor maintenance of equipment
- Understaffing (especially common on holidays, weekends and night shifts)
- Communication gaps (a common outcome when rotations of resident physicians and interns lose the valuable continuity of steady contact with one personal physician)
Dangerous side effects of drug interactions and injuries from patient falls are examples of serious consequences of hospital malpractice. An injury claim or wrongful death claim against a hospital is a way for a patient and his or her family to recover compensation needed for further medical bills and related losses such as funeral and burial costs or lost wage replacement.
Bennerotte & Associates, P.A., has obtained substantial verdicts and settlements on behalf of numerous clients who suffered because of medical malpractice or hospital negligence. We hold responsible parties such as hospital administrators accountable for negligence and wrongful acts. See some of our client testimonials to get an idea of how we can help you through a hospital negligence lawsuit:/Testimonials.html
Call Our Minneapolis Hospital Negligence Lawyers
Headquartered in Eagan, our hospital malpractice lawyers in the St. Paul and Minneapolis metro area pledge to be responsive to your needs, and we keep you informed if we represent you. We are here to advocate on your behalf after hospital negligence has caused serious injury or death. Contact us at 651-364-6807 to schedule a free consultation with an attorney.
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