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Seasoned Legal Representation in Elder Abuse Cases
Elder abuse and neglect occurs in many ways and in various circumstances. One of those circumstances can involve the misconduct of hospitals or their employees when caring for the elderly. Hospitals, their doctors, nurses, technicians, and other staff owe a duty of care to all patients. When dealing with the elderly, who may be fragile, chronically ill, physically, mentally, or emotionally unstable, that duty of care is even more crucial. Should any type of malpractice occur resulting in harm to the patient, the hospital may be liable for damages.
Schedule a free consultation with a hospital malpractice lawyer about your potential case. Contact us online or at (818) 808-0048 today.
Hospital Malpractice Claims in Los Angeles
Malpractice can occur in emergency rooms, operating and recovery rooms, hospital pharmacies, through lab testing, post-treatment, and in any aspect of the elder patient’s care during a hospital stay.
Examples of hospital malpractice can include (but is not limited to):
- Wrong diagnosis or delayed diagnosis
- Wrong medication or improper dose of medication
- Patient neglect
- Improper or wrong treatment
- Lack of proper lab tests or diagnostics
- Failure to refer the patient to a specialist
- Anesthesia errors
- Surgical errors
- Misuse of medical equipment
- Failure to follow proper protocol resulting in hospital infections, internal bleeding, and other injuries
How Do You Know if You Have a Valid Malpractice Claim?
Hospital malpractice cases are often very complex. The best way to determine if you have an actionable case is to consult with an experienced attorney who can review the facts and circumstances. Once it is determined that your case is valid, you will need that attorney’s skills and resources to proceed. It is important to remember that a statute of limitations generally applies to malpractice claims, putting you under specific time limits to pursue your case.
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Your case may seem overwhelming in the beginning, but there are others who have been in similar situations and found a way forward. Our team can help you make the next steps. Contact Berberian Ain LLP today to schedule a free initial consultation with our lawyers. You can also call us at 818-808-0048.