Chicago Hospital Negligence Attorneys

Hospitals are complex hives of medical activity, with a variety of staff members interacting with any given patient every day. Each medical professional has an important job to perform, and when even one of them is negligent in their duties, they can put vulnerable patients in extreme danger. For hospital patients, something as simple as a loose guardrail can lead to serious injury or death.

All hospital employees have a duty to handle their jobs with the utmost care. When they fail to do so, they put patients at risk and betray the trust patients and families put in them. At Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC, we believe negligent hospital employees should pay for the harm they cause to patients. If you or a loved one was hurt by hospital negligence, we will work with you to build a strong case against the employee responsible and fight tirelessly to hold them accountable.

How Hospital Employees Commit Negligent Errors

In any lawsuit, proving negligence means proving that the defendant had a duty to take some care and they failed to do so, that their failure caused the incident to occur, and that the incident caused harm. Here are some examples of negligence by hospital staff:

  • A nurse leaves a patient in the same position for an extended period of time without checking their skin; bedsores develop.
  • A medical technician forgets to place a guardrail on an unsteady patient’s bed; the patient falls and fractures a hip.
  • A nurse administers the wrong medication to a patient.
  • Food staff deliver a meal to a patient containing ingredients to which the patient is allergic; the patient has an allergic reaction.
  • A nurse fails to change the dressing on a wound carefully or often enough; the wound develops an infection.

These are just a few examples of the many possible types of hospital negligence and this type of accusation doesn’t apply to everyone that operates in a hospital. An experienced attorney from Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC can help you determine whether hospital negligence or another type of medical malpractice suit is appropriate for your case.

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Hospital negligence can make an already difficult situation even worse for you and your family. Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC can help. We will work with you to build a case against the employee whose negligence hurt you and increase your chances of recovering damages. If you or someone you love was hurt by hospital negligence, call the Chicago hospital negligence attorneys of Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC today at (312) 346-8620.