Preventable Hospital Deaths
When patients are admitted into a hospital, regardless of the reason, they assume that they will receive the best treatment possible and that their health will be the number one priority of the medical professionals they trust. Unfortunately, doctors, nurses, and other hospital staff behave in a negligent manner and adversely affect their patients’ health with frightening regularity. The result is a startling number of serious injuries and deaths that could have been prevented.
Patients who suffer due to their doctor’s negligence have a right to pursue legal action and receive fair compensation. If you or someone you love has been injured by a careless physician, contact Clarksburg personal injury lawyer David W. Frame at 800-352-9460.
Types of Hospital Injuries
There are a large number of preventable conditions that hospital patients can develop if they are not given adequate attention. Some examples include:
- Bed sores (also called pressure ulcers)
- Post-operation infection
- Anesthetic complications
- Hip fractures
- Blood clots and pulmonary embolism
These conditions cover a wide range of severity. While bed sores may not pose a large risk of death, pulmonary embolisms kill about 25,000 Americans every year. Even with injuries that are less serious, there is no absolutely no reason that a hospital patient should lose his or her life to a preventable injury.
If you or a loved one has suffered a preventable injury or illness due to the negligence of a medical professional, you may be entitled to compensation. To learn more, contact Clarksburg personal injury attorney David W. Frame today at 800-352-9460.