Hospital Negligence

Many patients die or suffer serious injuries due to negligent care and treatment in hospitals. Breakdowns in communication between physicians and nurses, mistakes in medication, or even the simple failure to monitor vital signs can put patients at risk of permanent disability or death.

If you or someone in your family is considering a medical malpractice lawsuit due to poor treatment in a hospital or negligent postoperative care, contact an experienced North Carolina personal injury lawyer at Comerford Chilson & Moser, L.L.P., in Winston-Salem for a free consultation.

Though hospital negligence cases can involve very simple mistakes of inattention and oversight, the injuries nonetheless can be severe, permanent, or fatal. Paralysis, brain damage, loss of major organ function, or death can result from negligent patient care.

Our AV-rated* hospital malpractice attorneys help severely injured clients or the surviving families of fatal negligence victims recover damages through settlement or trial in situations such as the following:

  • Medication errors
  • Failure to monitor blood pressure, temperature, or other vital signs
  • Nurse's failure to follow the instructions of a physician
  • Physician's failure to read or respond to nurse's reports
  • Ineffective prevention or treatment of postoperative infections
  • Improper use of heparin or other anticoagulant protocol
  • Failure to protect patients from falls in bed or in transit

Because North Carolina medical malpractice claims must be supported by an expert's medical opinion that the patient's injury or death resulted from the defendant's failure to satisfy a recognized standard of care, we carefully examine the facts of your claim with medical professionals to make sure that we have a reasonable likelihood of proving liability against the defendant doctor, nurse, technician, or hospital.

We Know How To Develop Strong Cases

Once your case is filed, we concentrate on documenting the nature and extent of your physical injuries, your economic losses, and the projected costs of your future treatment and home assistance needs. Our goal is to help you recover the greatest amount possible fully supported by evidence so that you'll never need to worry about your ability to pay for any of the major expenses associated with living with a severe injury or permanent disability.

To learn more about our experience and approach to client service in hospital negligence claims, call 336-631-8510 or use our online contact form to schedule a meeting.

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