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Hospital Negligence: Administrative Errors That Harm Patients

Hospital Negligence: Administrative Errors That Harm Patients

If a patient is harmed, it seems pretty straightforward to put the blame on the individual physician. However, further review of the situation could reveal hospital negligence.

If a patient was harmed as a result of a doctor’s mistake or shortcomings, it seems pretty straightforward to put the blame on the individual physician. However, further review of the situation could reveal hospital negligence. After all, a doctor made a mistake, but the hospital is the party that hired and permitted the doctor to care for the patient at their facility. This is just one of the many examples of administrative errors that could cause patients to get injured. Contact the medical malpractice attorneys at The Law Offices of Cardaro & Peek to see if your potential claim is a matter of hospital negligence.

What Are Administrative Errors?

All the administrative policies and procedures in place create the hospital’s environment. These policies cover a wide variety of aspects, ranging from which healthcare professionals are hired to how the facility is maintained. Having the right measures in place should be conducive to providing patients with the standard of care. Failing to have the right measures in place is an administrative error that could constitute medical malpractice.

Examples of Hospital Negligence

The common examples of this type of hospital negligence falls into two categories: retaining unqualified employees to treat patients and putting in place inadequate policies and protocols.

Hospital Staff and Employees

The hospital is responsible for hiring, training, and supervising qualified healthcare workers for their staff. Administrative errors could include:

  • Hiring unlicensed healthcare workers;
  • Hiring and retaining employees with a history of misconduct;
  • Failing to fire employees who are guilty of misconduct or otherwise have insufficient; credentials to treat patients safely; 
  • Mismanaging staff schedules; and
  • Other similar errors.

Hospital Policies

Other times, the current hospital policies in place are substandard and inadequate. These policies affect how patient receive care while staying at the hospital, including:

  • Poor sanitation and sterilization;
  • Patients using faulty equipment;
  • Vulnerable security protocols for patient safety; and
  • Other similar errors.

Contact The Law Offices of Cardaro & Peek, LLC Today

Do you believe that you or your loved one has suffered as a result of medical malpractice or medical neglect? If so, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Cardaro & Peek, LLC today. 

The lawyers at Cardaro & Peek, LLC have the experience and resources necessary to investigate and litigate all types of medical claims throughout Maryland and Washington D.C. Cardaro & Peek, LLC has medical personnel on staff and has access to nationally recognized, board-certified physicians and other experts, to assist in the investigation, analysis, and prosecution of all types of medical malpractice claims. If you or a loved one have experienced malpractice, give us a call at 410-752-6166. Please visit our website and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for more information.

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