Once admitted to a hospital, patients interact with countless medical professionals and other staff. Each of these workers, from surgeons to X-ray technicians to janitors, has a responsibility to maintain a safe environment for all patients and visitors at the hospital, both during treatment and during periods of rest, according to the best practices of their profession and the specific duties of their position.
But with the many tasks that come with medical treatment come an equal number of opportunities for medical malpractice as well as general premises injuries. At Ratton Law Group PC, our attorneys can quickly distinguish between reasonable decisions and negligent errors during your hospital stay, because both of them have years of experience as registered nurses in addition to their legal knowledge. Michael Ratton is a former registered nurse, and Marian Ratton remains a currently licensed registered nurse. By cross-referencing our legal and medical knowledge, our firm can help you obtain a successful legal outcome after you have suffered any form of hospital negligence.
Negligence Comes In Many Forms
Any negligent error by a medical professional during your hospital stay may qualify as a form of hospital negligence. Some of the most common errors include:
- Medication errors such as providing the wrong prescription or the wrong dosage
- Incorrect diagnosis
- Falls during bed and wheelchair transfers
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Malfunctioning equipment
- Improper use of medical equipment
- Emergency room errors before you are admitted
- Early discharge when further observation is needed
- Injuries sustained during transportation within a hospital or between facilities
Speak With A Lawyer As Soon As Possible
If you’ve suffered an injury during your time at the hospital, taking swift legal action can increase the odds of a favorable outcome. To learn more about the services offered by Ratton Law Group PC, call 248-556-2939 or email us and schedule an initial consultation.
From our office in Royal Oak, we serve personal injury and medical malpractice victims throughout the Detroit metro area and elsewhere in Michigan.