Mistakes by doctors can have significant and/or negative consequences for their patients that can span from a small injury to death. Even if such a mistake was made in good faith, the law provides that the injured party can recover money damages from the negligent physician. Other lawyers are “afraid” to take on this type of case, but we aren’t other lawyers.
Nurses, much like doctors, make mistakes. Improper observation, bed sores, and giving a patient the wrong medication are just a few examples. If a nurse injures a patient, even accidentally, they can be liable for malpractice. This can happen in a variety of ways: knocking something heavy onto the patient, burning the patient, or even leaving a sponge inside the patient after surgery. Don’t hesitate to call us if you or a loved one are a victim of this type of professional negligence.
Hospital injuries can occur from any number of causes, and you don’t necessarily have to be a patient to get one. If, as a visitor, you slip, fall, or get hurt as a result of unfit conditions, you have the power and the right to file a case against the hospital.
Hospital Wrongful Death
Medical, nursing, and hospital accidents tend to have more serious consequences for the victim than other sorts of negligence and accident cases. In many instances, the injury can be fatal due to the neglect or mistakes of doctors, nurses, or the hospital itself. If you have lost a loved one due to medical errors, contact J. Murphy Firm right away.
Punitive damages can arise in the context of professional negligence where the conduct of the defendant was outrageous, reckless, intentional, or criminal. When a defendant’s conduct is more than negligent, courts can award punitive damages, which then punish the defendant in order to discourage others from similar outrageous conduct. If you have a case where you think punitive damages may be appropriate, think J. Murphy Firm.