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Hospital Malpractice, Including Failure to Prevent Falls

A hospital as an institution owes a duty to its patients. This can include the duty to properly credential doctors who work at the hospital or have policies and procedures set up to keep patients safe.

Unfortunately, it is often only after a costly lawsuit involving a severely injured person that many hospitals change behavior and institute safety measures.

Client Case Study

Knee Injury from a Hospital Fall

Linda was a healthy and active 26-year-old when she noticed her heart would race at tim Her cardiologist ran some tests and recommended an ablation procedure to solve the problem. The ablation procedure went well, and she was delivered to a recovery room to recuperate.

Prior to discharge, the hospital’s policy was to require patients go to the bathroom first. Her providers in the recovery room knew she had a history of syncope (fainting). And when Linda’s nurse helped her up to the bathroom, she stopped her after a short distance, noting that Linda was very unsteady on her feet.

Notwithstanding these warning signs, the nurse helped her to the bathroom but left her alone. While in the bathroom Linda got dizzy and fell, injuring her knee.

Linda retained us and we obtained a settlement with the hospital one month before trial. This will allow her to not worry about future medical expenses related to her knee injury.

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