A Hospital Errors Attorney Can Fight Large, Understaffed Hospitals
Hospital errors such as medication mistakes, untreated infections, or misdiagnosis can have detrimental consequences for the patient. Mr. Chris Olsen is a highly experienced hospital errors attorney and can help victims start legal proceedings to recover damages from all negligent parties. These cases may involve doctors, nurses, hospital staff, management, and more. Due to their complex nature, victims of medical malpractice are encouraged to work with a skilled attorney. Patients who have suffered injuries due to errors in San Diego, CA, hospitals should contact Mr. Olsen right away. Call (619) 550-9352 or contact us online today.
What are Hospital and Surgical Errors?
Hospital and surgical errors are those errors that occur in emergency rooms, operating rooms, and during the course of a hospital stay. These examples of medical malpractice often lead to serious, life-threatening injuries for patients. Common examples include:
- Misdiagnosis, resulting in incorrect treatment
- Medical procedure errors, such as operating on the wrong body part or leaving behind a surgical instrument
- Medication errors, such as administering the wrong medicine
- Administering the wrong dosages of medications
- Not identifying and treating infections
- Transfusions of the wrong blood type
- Fall injuries
- Immobility injuries, such as bed sores
- Overlooking allergies
- Administrative errors
Doctors, nurses, and hospital staff can all commit these errors, which may result from negligence, understaffing, miscommunication, or even drug or alcohol use. Depending on the circumstances, multiple parties may be liable.
Long-Term Consequences for Patients
Hospital errors can result in serious, life-threatening, and permanently damaging injuries for patients. The physical injury may require extensive medical treatment, rehabilitation, and extended hospital stays. This can leave patients unable to work and families struggling to keep up with bills. The patient suffers both physically and emotionally as a result of the trauma, which may affect his or her relationships with loved ones. In some cases, hospital errors can cause wrongful death.
Legal Options with an Expert Hospital Errors Attorney
Mr. Olsen works with his clients every step of the way so they can understand and explore their legal options. Whether you were the victim of a hospital error or your loved one has suffered, he will help you determine which parties are liable. He will aggressively pursue damages from the hospital itself, as well as doctors, nurses, and others involved in committing the error.
Due to the complex nature of these types of cases, victims are encouraged to work with a skilled attorney.
While he is fighting for compensatory damages, he can refer you to a trusted team of medical professionals. These doctors and therapists can help you focus on recovery, letting Mr. Olsen handle any negotiations. With his expert legal representation, he will strive to help you secure the damages you deserve for:
- Extensive medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Decreased quality of life
If you lost a loved one to a hospital error, he will file a wrongful death claim on your behalf. These claims can recover medical and funeral expenses, as well as non-monetary damages for loss of companionship.
Find Out if You are Eligible for Compensation
If you or your loved one was the victim of a hospital or surgical error, our team can help determine your next step. Contact Olsen Law Offices online or call (619) 550-9352 today to schedule a consultation.