A wrongful or early discharge from the hospital can seriously harm a patient. When a patient leaves the hospital too soon or before they are stable enough to go home, it can cause a current injury to worsen or create a more serious injury. If you believe that either yourself or a loved one sustained injuries, such as worsened health conditions, due to a wrongful or early hospital discharge, you may have a medical malpractice case. Contact the experienced Medical Malpractice lawyers at The Law Offices of Cardaro & Peek to seek further information.
In some cases, if the doctor deviated from the standard of care, that could be the underlying reason for the wrongful discharge. If a similarly-skilled healthcare provider/professional would have taken different actions under the same or a similar situation, then the standard of care might not have been upheld, and you may be able to prove hospital negligence. The victim of a wrongful discharge case may not have received a proper diagnosis or treatment for their ailment, which leads to further injuries and damages.
Oftentimes, doctors discharge individuals because the individual appears to be stable enough to go home, but in reality the patient is suffering. Early discharge can happen to any patient, but a large number of early discharge cases involve infants. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends keeping infants in the hospital for the first 48 hours after their birth, and longer if the infant experienced complications. In often overcrowded and understaffed emergency rooms, healthcare professionals try to see everyone quickly and get them out the door to free up space for the next patient. In this setting, early discharge victims may not have received the right medical tests before hospital discharge, or the physician failed to ensure they were medically stable before leaving the hospital’s care.
What Can You Do?
Similar to any other medical malpractice lawsuits, wrongful discharge claimants must prove a doctor negligently deviated from the standard of care. Additionally, the patient must prove his or her condition worsened and they suffered injury as a result of the wrongful discharge from the hospital. You must speak immediately with a medical malpractice lawyer to establish your case. The lawyers and their team of medical experts will assess your situation to determine whether the standard of care was breached. During this time, they can work with you to carefully layout how the wrongful/early hospital discharge resulted in more harm to the victim. While it varies from case to case, one can usually expect to recover damages for medical bills, lost income, or pain and suffering.
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Do you believe that you or your loved one has suffered as a result of medical malpractice or medical neglect? You need to talk to an experienced team of local lawyers today.
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