A Syracuse Law Firm Helping Victims Of Negligence
Nobody wants to spend time in the hospital. But when it becomes necessary, we expect that it will help us to get better. We don't expect to get an injury or illness from a hospital stay or visit. But when hospital staff members are negligent, it can happen. The hospital injury attorneys at Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC represent people who been hurt in a hospital and hold negligent parties accountable.
All hospital staff members have a responsibility for patient safety. This includes doctors, nurses, anesthesiologists, pharmacists, orderlies, and cleaning staff. Medical professionals are expected to follow standards of care to prevent infection and injury. Non-medical personnel are expected to follow policies and procedures to keep patients safe.
When hospital staff members don't meet their responsibility, people get hurt. They suffer injury and illness that requires medical treatment, which can be costly. In addition, they may be unable to work for a certain amount of time, resulting in lost income. Their time in the hospital has led to a significant physical, emotional, and financial impact on their lives.
Some ways people can get hurt in hospitals include:
- Inadequate emergency room treatment
- Slips and falls from spills or unsecured cords
- The spread of infection from improper sanitation and cleaning procedures
- Malnutrition or abuse from negligent care
- Improper care due to communication errors
Fighting for your rights
People who have been hurt in hospitals due to negligence have a right to seek financial compensation for their injuries. But these cases can be complex and difficult to prove. That's why it's important to have a law firm on your side that has a record of taking on big cases and getting results. The attorneys at Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC have the experience and resources to win.
Hospitals won't accept responsibility for what happened. Many times, they may claim a third party-for example, an outside contractor-was at fault. And their malpractice insurance companies will do what they can to avoid paying financial compensation. Both hospitals and insurance companies have lawyers working full-time to find reasons to deny your claim.
When you have our firm in your corner, you have lawyers who are dedicated to finding a resolution of the case that meets your needs. We conduct our own investigation into what happened. Our legal team reviews all medical records and other related documents, identifies and interviews witnesses and if needed, consults with experts. We know where to look for evidence of negligence.
Experienced attorneys that get results
Insurance companies are much more willing to negotiate a settlement when they see we are serious about pursuing your claim and have built a strong case. Many times, we are able to negotiate a settlement that meets your needs. Other times, we fight insurance companies in court.
We work for a resolution that covers all of the damages you've suffered from your hospital injury. This can include all medical expenses related to the injury-such as hospitalization, surgery, medication, therapy and any home modification or assistive devices. It also includes lost wages if your injury leaves you unable to work. There may be noneconomic damages as well, such as pain and suffering.
If you have suffered a hospital injury, we encourage you to talk to one of our attorneys for a free consultation. We can go over your legal options and answer any questions you have. Simply contact us to schedule a time.