Hospitals have an obligation to their patients to provide a safe environment and qualified medical care. Medical malpractice claims and lawsuits can be pursued when a hospital is negligent in the care it provides to a patient that leads to injuries, health problems or financial distress.
There are standards of care expected by hospitals. Some of the basic care standards include:
- A safe, clean environment
- Well-trained and qualified medical personnel
- Protective materials to reduce the spread of infectious disease
- Sterile instruments and equipment to prevent infection
- Adequate building maintenance (air quality and safety)
- Detailed records and reporting
- Adequate staff to care for the number of patients
When a hospital fails to meet the standard of care expected, leading to hospital-acquired infections, fall injuries, poor records or negligent care for patients, they may be liable for damages caused to the patient. Poor management of the facilities and the staff can be dangerous. When injuries or negligence occurs, legal action is often required to obtain compensation for the patient to cover medical expenses, lost income and pain and suffering.
Georgia Hospital Medical Malpractice Claims
Our experienced attorneys at Conley Griggs Partin LLP have successfully represented our clients in medical malpractice lawsuits, including those against hospitals in Georgia. A few hospitals that we have taken action against include:
- Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital – Albany, GA
- South Georgia Medical Center – Valdosta, GA
- Colquitt County Regional Medical Center – Moultrie, GA
Medical malpractice claims are usually complicated, and hospitals maintain legal teams to protect themselves against lawsuits. Patients who have endured injuries or damages due to hospital negligence need a legal team on their side to fight for their rights.
If you have experienced negligent medical care at a Georgia hospital, contact our team at Conley Griggs Partin LLP to discuss a medical malpractice claim. Your initial consultation is free of charge, and we never ask for upfront fees if we agree to represent you in your hospital lawsuit.