Numerous studies have shown that admission to a hospital can be hazardous to your health. Statistics vary widely, but hundreds of thousands of U.S. patients are reportedly injured or killed each year because of preventable harm caused by hospital personnel or equipment.

Any injury or wrongful death caused by hospital error should be investigated by an experienced medical malpractice law firm. The victims of this type of tragedy deserve the full compensation that they are entitled to under civil law. If you or a family member have suffered at the hands of negligent medical personnel,Tawwater Law Firm, PLLC offers expert help. To learn more about how we can represent you in a hospital error lawsuit, contact our Oklahoma City office today.

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What Causes Hospital Error?

There are many types of accidents and mistakes that can happen in a hospital setting. Doctors, nurses, and technicians literally hold patients' lives in their hands, and must be held to an extremely high standard of care. Inadequate training or supervision can result in errors. A tragic incident can also be the result of bad hospital policy. Adverse drug events, infections caused by contaminated equipment, and ventilator-associated pneumonia are among the most common examples of patient harm caused by negligence in a hospital setting.

Other types of errors that can occur in a hospital setting include:

  • Anesthesiologist errors
  • Contaminated drugs
  • Improper use of medical equipment
  • Equipment malfunction
  • Insufficient patient supervision
  • Inadequate post-op care
  • Medication errors
  • Obstetrical errors during delivery of a baby
  • Birth injuries
  • Artificial insemination with the wrong donor sperm or egg
  • Patient injury caused by a fall or being dropped
  • Failure to communicate or follow up on test results
  • Misreading of a patient’s chart 
  • Restraint or bed rail injuries
  • MRI injuries 
  • Surgical items left inside patient
  • Surgery performed on the wrong patient or wrong body part

Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

In medical malpractice, it must be proven that negligence led to the error committed by the hospital or its employees. Our firm leaves no stone unturned in investigating your case, using reputable medical and forensic experts, if needed. We encourage our clients to concentrate on rebuilding their lives and leave us to handle the legal issues, without concern about cost. Our services are offered on a contingency basis, meaning you don’t pay any fees unless and until we achieve a settlement or jury award.

Victims of hospital error are entitled to compensation for all injuries and losses. This may include medical expenses, loss of present and future income, and pain and suffering. In the case of wrongful death, compensation may also be awarded for loss of companionship and long-term financial support, funeral expenses, and more.

Tawwater Law Firm, PLLC confidently handles the most complex of medical malpractice cases, with no hesitation in taking on the national insurance companies or big-name medical establishments. With decades of experience, we have plenty of resources and a reputation for results.

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Tawwater Law Firm, PLLC regularly receives referrals from other attorneys, reflecting our commitment to achieving the best possible result for each client. We offer a free consultation to prospective clients who think they have a medical malpractice case. Please don’t hesitate to contact us today.

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