Hospital malpractice occurs when a person is harmed in a hospital after receiving improper or negligent medical care. There are set standards of care for every hospital with respect to how they are supposed to treat and care for patients. If a hospital staff fails to follow these prescribed standards which results in injury, you may be entitled to compensation.
Since hospitals contain vast resources and offer a multitude of different services, hospital negligence can take many forms. Injuries resulting from hospital staff’s failure to order the correct tests, failure to refer patients to the correct specialist, a mistaken diagnosis, or failure to treat a patient can all be construed as hospital malpractice. Similarly, if hospital staff fails to properly treat a patient through acts such as the improper use of medical equipment, or authorizing unnecessary surgeries, they can be held liable for malpractice.
If you or someone you know needs the assistance of an experienced Maryland hospital malpractice attorney, call Otway Russo, P.C. today at (410) 749-3900, or complete the contact form provided on this site to schedule a free consultation.