An early discharge from a hospital can cause as much harm as any other medical mistake. If you or someone close to you has been injured due to a premature discharge from a hospital, it is imperative to reach out to a skilled Rochester hospital malpractice attorney who can help. At DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Lawyers, we are committed to helping our clients pursue the compensation they need to move on with their life. Malpractice claims can be complicated and stressful, but we want to make the process as seamless as possible for you.
When a patient is discharged from a hospital too soon, he or she is put at risk to manage problems at home that should have been managed at the hospital. In some cases, this is simply not possible, and the patient ends up suffering serious harm and needs to be readmitted to the hospital. Patients are rushed out of hospitals for a number of reasons. Often, hospitals are overcrowded, and busy staff is trying to get patients home as soon as possible. In other cases, sending a patient home too early is simply an error in judgment. Lastly, the sad reality is that hospitals are a business, and they often try to maximize profits by seeing as many patients as possible.
Not every error by a medical professional will rise to the level of medical malpractice. In other words, not every patient who was released too early will have a malpractice claim. Instead, malpractice takes place when a medical professional causes harm by failing to adhere to the standard of care that another medical professional would have used in the same or similar circumstances. Essentially, the medical professional’s conduct must have deviated from what a reasonably prudent medical professional in the same specialty would have done in the same situation, and that deviation must have been a direct cause of injury to the patient. It is important to note that the patient must also prove that the doctor’s actions caused foreseeable harm.
If malpractice is established, the plaintiff may be able to recover a variety of damages under New York law, including but not limited to medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of earning capacity, cost of future care, disability, and compensation for any other harm caused by the malpractice. Each case is different, and the exact amount of damages a plaintiff will be entitled to receive will vary depending on the specifics of the case.
Medical malpractice claims require a high level of knowledge and attention to detail. If you or someone close to you has been injured due to being released from the hospital too early, we can help. At DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Lawyers, our seasoned Rochester hospital malpractice attorneys have years of experience handling complex malpractice claims and securing full and fair compensation for victims. We understand this is a stressful time, which is why you can expect the utmost compassion from our entire team. To discuss your case during a free initial consultation, call us at 315-479-9000, or you can reach us online.
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