Denver Hospital Negligence Attorneys
Though hospitals can be important sites of life-saving medical care, they are not immune to the oversights and negligence that can harm, rather than heal, patients. When patients suffer injuries at hospitals, figuring out who is liable – and whether hospital negligence was involved – will be critical to determining the options for recovery and justice.
At the Law Office of James H. Guest, our Denver lawyers are dedicated to helping those injured by medical and hospital negligence pursue the compensation they deserve. Skilled and relentless, we will fight to protect your rights while holding all negligent parties accountable. Our goal is to help you obtain the financial recovery you are entitled to so you can heal and rebuild your life.
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What Is Hospital Negligence?
Hospital negligence refers to the actions, inaction or oversights that impede the delivery of proper care and unreasonably (and unnecessarily) injure patients. While hospital negligence can come in various forms, at least one of the following elements generally must apply for hospitals to be liable for patient injuries or deaths:
- The negligence was enacted by a hospital employee – Nurses, support staff and medical technicians are commonly considered to be hospital employees. Surgeons, anesthesiologists and doctors, however, are not typically hospital employees (and, instead, tend to be “independent contractors”). Some examples of this form of hospital negligence can include:
- A nurse administering the wrong type or amount of medication to a patient
- A medical technician misinterpreting diagnostic test results
- Support staff mishandling sensitive patient or medical records.
- The hospital’s policies gave rise to or failed to prevent the negligence – This can involve poorly written, unclear or a lack of policies to ensure that the proper care is delivered to patients and that any safety issues are promptly and properly addressed. Some examples include policy problems regarding:
- Pre- and post-operative procedures
- Staff shift changes
- Monitoring patients
- Visitors and visiting hours.
- The unsafe premises of the hospital contributed to the injuries – This can occur, for instance, when the equipment in hospitals is not properly sanitized, leading to hospital-acquired infections. It can also occur when hospitals lack the proper:
- Lighting, which could lead to falling accidents
- Security, which could give way to patient assaults
- Safety equipment or protocols, such as a lack of fire extinguishers, broken sprinkler systems, etc.
How to Prove Hospital Negligence & How a Lawyer Can Help You
Proving hospital negligence can require various evidence, such as (but not necessarily limited to):
- Hospital records and policy documents
- Diagnostic test results
- A patient’s medical records
- Recorded footage (from security cameras, for instance)
- Witness statements, which may include expert witness testimony.
An experienced attorney – like a Denver medical malpractice lawyer at the Law Office of James H. Guest – can help you compile and present all of the evidence necessary to prove that hospital negligence has harmed you. In particular, some of the ways our attorneys can help you with a hospital negligence claim include by:
- Explaining your rights and the claims process
- Going up against hospital lawyers and insurance companies to prove negligence and protect your rights
- Representing you in and outside of court
- Tenaciously fighting to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
Contact a Denver Medical Malpractice Lawyer at the Law Office of James H. Guest
Call (303) 292-2992 or email our firm for a free consultation and important insights regarding your possible hospital negligence claim. A Denver medical malpractice lawyer at the Law Office of James H. Guest is ready to explain your rights and help you successfully navigate the recovery process.
Committed to providing effective legal representation to the victims of negligence, our attorneys can build you a strong claim and help you bring it to the best resolution possible.
While compensation can never undo the damage caused by medical and hospital negligence, it can be essential to helping victims get the care, help and support they need in the aftermath.
From offices in Denver, we are proud to represent injured patients from across the state of Colorado.