Personal Injury Attorney
Determining if you have a case for a hospital accident lawyer can be complicated. You may be concerned that if you bring anything up to a hospital accident lawyer they will not give you the time of day. However, it is important to know that even if you are not sure if you have the necessary evidence, your hospital accident attorney, like a medical malpractice attorney can help gather evidence that you were not able to get. They are also very familiar with the legal proceedings of hospital accident cases and medical malpractice cases and know where to look for evidence and know which laws will apply. Even if you are unsure of what to do, the best thing you can do when you come home from the hospital is to seek out a hospital accident lawyer.
When might I have a hospital accident case?
You may wonder if you have a case at all. There are a few things that can help you determine this. If you have left the hospital with an illness or injury that you did not have when you were admitted, this does not necessarily mean that you have a hospital accident case on your hands. When determining if a lawsuit is applicable, you will want to know that the person who was responsible for providing you with care (a doctor, a nurse) failed to give you reasonable care. So, if you were walking down the hospital’s hallway on your way to visit a family member who got out of surgery and you tripped over your own shoelaces and broke your arm, you would likely not have substantial evidence for a claim. In this circumstance, the accident was your fault and you could have been more careful.
What do you mean when you talk about “reasonable care?”
The reasonable standard of care is an important idea when it comes to hospital accident cases. When we want to know if the person responsible for taking care of you did the best they could, we will look to see if other experts would have done the same thing. If a doctor determined that amputation was the best way to save you from a deadly injury and you believe they could have saved you without amputating an arm, we would discuss this with other expert medical witnesses. We would want to know if another doctor who has the same amount of training in the same situation would have done the exact same thing. If other doctors believe this was the best course of treatment, it would be hard to prove that negligence occurred. However, if other medical providers stated that more could have been done to save your limb, we may have good evidence in our hospital accident case.
If you would like to speak with a hospital accident attorney, please contact a law office now.