Nursing Malpractice and Hospital Errors

Louisville, KY, Medical Malpractice Lawyer

The American medical landscape changes practically every day. In an effort to maximize profits, hospitals, large healthcare systems, and corporations are buying more physician practice groups. That means that many hospital companies employ both the physicians and nurses who provide patients care and treatment. Previously, in most medical negligence cases, an injured plaintiff would need to sue both their physician and the hospital if a medical mistake occurred. However, due to the recent changes in the business of medicine, it is just as likely that a patient’s attending doctor and nurses work for the same company.

Like doctors, nurses are responsible for providing patients appropriate care and treatment. However, because many physicians may only see their patients once a day while performing rounds, nurses become patients’ point of contact to relay their wants, needs, and problems. Unfortunately, to become more profitable, many hospitals and healthcare systems do not employ enough nurses or other staff members, which can negatively affect the care and treatment patients receive. Likewise, in order to generate more income, many hospitals and healthcare companies do not reinvest in their infrastructure. Thus, the facilities where patients reside may be unsafe, or medical equipment used to diagnose and treat patients’ medical problems may be outdated.

Common Causes of Hospital Negligence, Malpractice, or Errors

Hospital and nursing malpractice can take many forms. Examples of common problems in hospitals that lead to negligence or errors include:

Seth Gladstein – Your Medical Malpractice Attorney

If you or a loved one has been injured by a nurse or hospital’s negligence, errors, or malpractice, contact personal injury lawyer Seth Gladstein. He has experience handling hospital malpractice cases, and can thoroughly investigate your claim. To schedule a free consultation, call Gladstein Law Firm, PLLC, at 502-855-4177, or toll-free at (800) 991-0474. You may also email Seth here.

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