It is unfortunate just how common it is for medical professionals and other hospital staff to treat their patients carelessly. In addition, many hospitals are seen to be cluttered with potentially hazardous conditions thanks to the negligence of their owners. In any event, this is when personal injury accidents are likely to occur. Follow along to find out how you might get injured during your hospital stay or visit and how one of the proficient Howard County medical malpractice attorneys or Howard County slip and fall accident attorneys at Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates can work on your claim.
In what ways might I get injured during my hospital stay?
There is a standard of care that is established by professionals in the medical community. So when a physician or another hospital personnel fails to hold themselves to this standard, this may constitute as medical malpractice. Further, such medical malpractice may cause you to get seriously injured during your hospital stay. This is regardless of whether the incident was intentional or not. More specific examples are as follows:
- You might receive a wrong or delayed diagnosis for your illness or injury.
- You might be administered the wrong type or dosage of medication for your illness or injury.
- You might receive a surgery or treatment that you did not adequately consent to.
- You might be made a victim of neglect or physical, emotional, financial, or sexual abuse.
How might I slip and fall when visiting a hospital?
There is an expectation for Maryland property owners to upkeep their premises and clear them of any potentially hazardous conditions. This expectation undoubtedly applies to hospital building owners and their staff members, as well. Otherwise, a slip and fall accident is bound to occur, even if you are simply a welcomed visitor at the facility. Examples of how you might slip and fall are as follows:
- You might not detect a potential hazard due to a poorly lit room or hallway.
- You might not detect a wet or freshly waxed floor due to improper signage.
- You might not know that a handrail is loose on your bed, in the bathroom, along the hallway, or along a stairwell.
- You might not have adequate supervision after receiving medication that inhibits your balance.
When should I file my claim?
It does not matter whether you are filing a medical malpractice claim or a slip and fall accident claim; the enforced statute of limitations remains the same. In the state of Maryland, this deadline is generally three years from the date on which your incident at the hospital occurred. Or else, you may be permanently barred from pursuing any sort of legal action.
So, when it comes to your claim proceedings, please consider contacting a talented Howard County personal injury attorney. Our team at Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates is ready and willing to assist you.