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Other Injuries and HACs

What is a Hospital-Acquired Condition?

What Medical Malpractice Injuries Do You Accept?

All HACs could potentially be medical malpractice if they occurred due to negligence, carelessness, or mistake. In addition to the list of specific medical malpractice injuries on our main medical malpractice page, there are many other potentially serious injuries that could result in a lawsuit. Some of these include:

  • IV Errors
  • Air Embolisms
  • Central Line Infections
  • Patient Suicide or Self Harm
  • Patient Elopement
  • Asphyxiation or Choking
  • Drowning
  • Patient Found Unresponsive
  • Criminal Events—Assault
  • Serious Complications
  • Post Operative Death
  • Infants Released to the Wrong Person
  • Stage III or IV Pressure Ulcers
  • Failure to Properly Manage Blood Sugar in Diabetics

It would be impossible to list every possible injury that could occur from medical malpractice. However, if you or someone you love was seriously injured or fatally injured because of a doctor, nurse, hospital, or other healthcare facility and you believe that negligence played a part, call us today to evaluate the facts of your case.

What Do I Do If I’ve Been a Victim of Medical Malpractice?

It is never too early to get an attorney’s advice– but it can be too late, so we encourage contacting a lawyer as soon as possible. In many cases, the hospital already has a team of lawyers working full time to manage risk and limit liability, so it is important to have an advocate on your side too.

Do not be fooled. The hospital is well aware of what constitutes an HAC or other negligent injury and they have systems in place to try and manage their legal exposure.

If you or a loved one have been a victim of a preventable hospital error, it is highly likely that you will be, or have been, contacted by a hospital risk manager or someone with a confusing title, such as “patient safety advocate.”

In some instances, it may be perfectly fine for you to resolve the issue directly with the hospital. If there was a “near miss” or a very slight injury, then there is likely no need for you to seek legal counsel. However, if the injury is severe, life threatening, disabling, or fatal, you would be well advised to contact an experienced hospital malpractice lawyer.

How Can We Help You?

Van Wey, Metzler & Williams are experts in medical malpractice with more than thirty years of experience fighting for plaintiffs like you. We handle a wide range of medical malpractice injury and we have the resources and competence to take on even the most complicated of medical injuries. It is our mission to take the burden off of your shoulders and seek the justice you deserve. If you or someone you love has experienced serious or fatal injuries because of medical malpractice, negligence, or you think the carelessness of a doctor or hospital lead to your loved one’s death, call us today or submit your case below for a free evaluation.

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