Hospitals are supposed to be a place where patients can go to receive medical treatment to heal from injuries and recover from illnesses. Unfortunately, the same places where people are supposed to receive medical treatment can also be the places they develop an illness or other medical condition that could threaten their lives. When doctors or other medical professionals act negligently, patients might suffer seriously adverse health effects.
If you or someone you know has been harmed by unsanitary conditions or incautious medical professionals in a hospital, you may wish to consider pursuing financial compensation through a civil lawsuit. Contact the Oklahoma medical malpractice lawyers of the Abel Law Firm by calling (405) 239-7046 to learn more about your legal rights and options.
Dangers Associated with Hospital Negligence
Hospitals can cause a number of health concerns that may cause life-altering medical conditions. Some of the most common hospital dangers that could be easily avoided include the following:
- Risk of an infection – Many people believe that hospitals are clean and sanitary. And although many of them are, there are many cases where a doctor, nurse, or other staff member failed to properly disinfect a surface or tool, putting patients at risk of developing an infection.
- Misdiagnosis – In many cases, a doctor or specialist may misdiagnose your condition because of negligent lab work or testing. This can include a number of actions from diagnosing you with a condition you do not have or failing to provide any diagnosis at all.
- Blood clots – If you are required to stay in bed for long periods of time, you have an increased risk of developing blood clots in your legs. This could cause serious and life-threatening conditions such as a stroke or heart attack. Hospital personnel must ensure that patients are moved so that their blood will adequately circulate.
Do not allow medical negligence to go unpunished. You deserve to be fairly compensated for the harm that you have suffered in an unsafe hospital environment or due to the negligence of a medical professional. Contact the Oklahoma medical malpractice attorneys of the Abel Law Firm at (405) 239-7046 today.