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Hospital Errors Attorneys in Arlington Heights

Rolling Meadows Hospital Malpractice Law Firm

Rolling Meadows Medical Malpractice Lawyers for Mistakes Made by Facilities and Institutions

There are countless reasons why a patient might seek treatment at a hospital, outpatient center, or another type of medical facility. The patient may need surgery, or he or she be suffering from an acute illness or injury requiring a level of care that is not available in a doctor's office. While most hospital visits or stays result in the patients getting the care that they need, some unfortunate patients end up with their conditions being made even worse by accidents, incidents, or mistakes by the medical professionals involved with their care.

At Newland & Newland, LLP, we understand that many errors that rise to the level of medical malpractice are committed by careless or negligent doctors, surgeons, and other medical professionals. Sometimes, however, the hospital or facility in which the care was rendered could share in the responsibility for any harm caused to patients as a result. Negligent institutional practices or protocols can be the basis for a medical malpractice claim against the hospital, and our attorneys are equipped to help you take appropriate action.

Understanding Hospital Malpractice in Schaumburg

A hospital or health care facility can be held responsible for injuries that are caused to a patient as the result of negligence by an employee of the hospital who was acting within the scope of his or her employment with the facility. Many doctors and surgeons, however, are not actually employees of the hospitals in which they work. They are often independent contractors, and the hospital does not have the same level of responsibility for a contractor's mistake as it would for the error of one of its employees.

Hospital malpractice claims are generally more focused on mistakes or negligence made by staff members of the hospital such as nurses, orderlies, technicians, and others. At Newland & Newland, LLP, our attorneys have more than 60 years of combined experience, and we have tools and resources to hold hospitals accountable for all types of staff member negligence, including:

  • Providing the wrong patient with certain treatment;
  • Medication mistakes, including wrong medications or wrong dosage;
  • Improper sterilization procedures, which could lead to infection;
  • Improper maintenance of equipment or tools;
  • Failure to properly monitor patients, often caused by understaffing; and
  • Failure to recognize developing emergencies.

Our firm obtained $300,000 for injuries to a patient who was not properly secured in a hospital bed.

A hospital could also be held liable for injuries caused by negligent emergency room practices, as it is not uncommon for ER physicians to be employees of the facility. In addition, many ER mistakes are linked to substandard hospital practices rather than doctor negligence.

Des Plaines Counsel for Victims of Medical Facility Errors

Attorney Gary A. Newland and his team have been serving injured victims in Northern Illinois for nearly three decades, including many who suffered injuries as a result of hospital malpractice. We understand how to investigate such cases to determine exactly what happened and why. Our team will also meet with you to discuss the nature and extent of your injuries and your prognosis for recovery, which are all important elements of your case.

Our attorneys know that hospitals and their insurance companies can be notoriously difficult to work with when negligence is in question. However, we are not afraid to stand up and fight to protect your rights. We will negotiate with insurance carriers in good faith in pursuit of a fair settlement, but we are fully prepared to take your case to trial if necessary.

Call 847-797-8000 Today

For more information about building a case for compensation for injuries caused by hospital errors, contact our office. Call 847-797-8000 for a free consultation and case review. Our firm serves clients in Arlington Heights, Rolling Meadows, Buffalo Grove, Palatine, Long Grove, Schaumburg, Elk Grove Village, Mount Prospect, Des Plaines, Wheeling, Lake County, DuPage County, Cook County, and the surrounding areas.

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