Hospital Negligence

Attorneys for Hospital Negligence Cases in Dallas

Like any type of medical malpractice, hospital negligence can be especially traumatic. The victim of hospital negligence sustains serious — or fatal — injury. As if that isn’t enough, hospital negligence often carries with it strong feelings of anger and mistrust.

We go to hospitals to get well, and we trust the staff to know their jobs. Most of us are not health care professionals, and we lack the knowledge to monitor the nurses and doctors responsible for our care. Furthermore, we are sometimes too ill to monitor our care even if we had the necessary information.

When nurses, technicians or doctors fail to do their jobs properly, the result can be serious and avoidable injury, pain or death. In such cases, the victim or the victim’s family may be able to bring a legal claim charging the hospital or individual health care providers with negligence.

Experienced and Proven Lawyers for Hospital Negligence Claims

At the Dallas plaintiffs’ law firm of Gagnon, Peacock & Vereeke, P.C., our team of attorneys includes lawyers with years of experience in the medical malpractice field. We have a strong track record of achieving strong outcomes on behalf of hospital negligence victims. To learn more about our achievements or for an evaluation of your own potential hospital negligence claim, contact Gagnon, Peacock & Vereeke, P.C. to schedule a free consultation.

The Difference Between an Accident and Preventable Carelessness

Hospitals are not immune to accidents. Even the best-trained professional can make a truly accidental mistake. Even if that mistake has deadly consequences, it may not rise to the level of legally actionable negligence.

Events that illustrate the difference between accidents and negligence include:

  • A nurse fails to make sure bedrails are in place and a patient falls and breaks a hip. Proper use of restraints is part of basic nursing education.
  • Patients are subjected to intentionally substandard care that results in bedsores, staph or other hospital-acquired infections, or malnutrition. Perhaps the hospital is trying to save money by cutting corners, but whatever the reason, there is no excuse for substandard care.
  • Medication errors can occur in many different ways: a nurse may fail to review the patient’s chart before administering medication or may fail to check the dosage before giving the medication; a doctor may write the wrong medication instructions on a patient’s chart.
  • Nursing staff that lack proper training may be assigned to special care units such as the emergency room, the intensive care unit, or the surgery unit.
  • Nurses or technicians may disregard a “stat” test order, and delay in treatment or testing may result in avoidable injury.

Hospital negligence cases are never easy, from a legal perspective. The patient has the burden of proof, which means that the patient’s attorneys must prove that the hospital’s staff was careless or reckless — and that the injury was not, in fact, a regrettable accident.

The attorneys of Gagnon, Peacock & Vereeke, P.C. work with a strong network of medical experts who provide insight into hospital procedures and can give compelling testimony in public trials.

Free Case Evaluation With an Attorney · Contact a Medical Malpractice Lawyer Today

If you have questions about whether you or a family member has been victimized by hospital negligence, your best step is to seek an evaluation of your case by experienced medical malpractice lawyers.

To schedule an appointment at the Dallas office of Gagnon, Peacock & Vereeke, P.C., call toll free 888-312-1750 or contact us online.

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