Hospital Negligence

Delaware Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Many Delaware hospitals have doctors on call for several days in a row, while others are working with very little or no sleep. This creates a dangerous atmosphere for patients, who visit a hospital with the expectation that they will arrive in better condition than they came. Other times, there is a careless medical professional who skips steps in an effort to treat more patients, or a miscommunication between nurse and doctor that results in patient injury.

Elite Injury Attorneys NetworkWith thousands of patients seeking treatment, there are a number of honest mistakes that can occur—some with deadly consequences. If you live in Delaware and have been injured by a hospital employee’s negligence, you should talk to an experienced Delaware medical malpractice attorney. Once you contact us, an attorney with experience in medical malpractice lawsuits from the Elite Injury Attorneys’ Network, LLC, will review the facts of your case.  If it seems to be a viable claim, we will attempt to pair you with a highly reputable Delaware medical malpractice lawyer to take your case, at no additional cost.

A Return Hospital Visit

If you seek hospital treatment and end up back in the hospital for a complication unrelated to your initial injury or illness, you are probably frustrated. Hospital negligence is any type of medical malpractice that takes place in a hospital setting, including:

  • Misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose or delayed diagnosis
  • Leaving surgical items inside of a patient
  • A medication overdose or wrong prescription
  • Dangerous drug interactions
  • Mistakes during surgery (such as incisions or tears in the wrong spots)

The most dangerous aspect of hospital negligence is that many Delaware patients leave the hospital believing that they are healed or cured. Because patients put their trust in doctors, it’s hard to imagine that you could die as soon as you get out of the hospital, if your actual condition was not treated or you were prescribed the wrong drug that could produce a serious adverse reaction. Also, if you have to return to the hospital a second time for treatment of an injury that should have been prevented, you are faced with additional medical bills and an increased risk for further complications if you must undergo more surgery.

Negligence in Medical Malpractice Cases

Keep in mind that medical malpractice cases are based on responsibility and negligence. If your unplanned hospital trip is the result of your body’s natural reaction to surgery, it probably isn’t medical malpractice. Delaware doctors are not always able to predict how your body will react to a certain procedure. Therefore, despite how careful a medical team is, you could still suffer an unanticipated injury that is nobody’s fault. However, if the doctor, nurse or other hospital staff acted negligently and you were injured as a result, you may have a medical malpractice claim.

If you are a patient in Delaware and have suffered an injury because of hospital negligence, an attorney with medical malpractice experience from the Elite Injury Attorneys’ Network, LLC can attempt to find you a well-qualified Delaware medical malpractice lawyer, if your claim appears to have merit. Please begin by filling out the online form so we can review your case and you can begin the claims process to recover the damages you deserve.