If You Were Injured While in the Hospital There Are Three Things You Need to Know
When a patient goes to a hospital for treatment the last thing they expect to happen is to be injured while under the care of trained medical professionals. However, this issue occurs at rates far more frequently than most would expect. According to data from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Inspector General, approximately 13.5 percent of Medicare beneficiaries who are hospitalized experience an adverse event while under hospital care. The most commonly reported injury is a fall, which can lead to patient distress and delay their recovery from the condition for which they were initially hospitalized. This percentage does not even account for the total number of patients injured in a hospital setting.
Hospital injuries may result from accidents, the willful actions of those on staff, or neglect. Injuries such as bone fractures and other trauma from falls, infections, bedsores, and abuse are among the most common incidents reported in hospitals. Patients injured in a hospital setting should know that:
- The law allows patients injured by the negligence or misconduct of health care providers in a hospital setting to pursue damage claims.
- Waiting to take legal action in hospital injury matters could hinder one’s ability to receive the financial compensation they may be entitled to under the law.
- The law offices of Philadelphia hospital injury lawyer Rand Spear can help those who have a hospital-acquired injury in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
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Medical Malpractice Attorney: The Law Offices of Rand Spear Provides Effective Legal Support for Patients Injured in Pennsylvania and New Jersey
Medical malpractice lawyer Rand Spear has a broad knowledge of federal and state laws that govern hospital injuries. Rand has helped many patients with valid medical malpractice claims get the compensation they deserve for medical expenses, pain and suffering, emotional trauma, and other damages imposed on them by the negligence, abuse, or neglect by hospital staff.
If you have suffered a hospital acquired injury in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, and would like to discuss your legal options with an experienced attorney contact the law offices of Rand Spear today for a free consultation.
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