Bed Sores and Other Examples of Hospital Negligence
Oct. 26, 2019
A few months ago, we wrote about slick floors and some of the hardships that hospital patients have suffered through after falling down because of a slippery floor that was left unattended. However, there are many other ways in which those who are staying in a hospital may become injured or suffer as a result of negligence. For example, many people have developed bed sores because they did not receive the care that they deserved, which can be painful and emotionally upsetting. Unfortunately, many hospital workers have been responsible for patients developing bed sores when this never should have occurred, and there are many other examples of avoidable injuries and health challenges that patients have suffered through as well.
Some patients are at a heightened risk of bed sores, and medical professionals should be aware of this. Unfortunately, some neglect to take the well-being of patients into account, whether they are short on time or they simply do not care. When hospital patients develop bed sores, these sores can be extremely painful and they can lead to other problems that impact their physical and emotional health.
Moreover, patients may suffer from many other types of hospital negligence. For example, they may suffer a serious health problem due to an error involving medication. Or, a medical professional may fail to check on them in a timely manner, leading to a health crisis that could have been averted. These are just some of the issues that unfortunate patients have had to deal with, and our law firm understands the toll of hospital negligence.