The Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III is a personal injury law firm whose Cape Cod medical malpractice lawyers represent people injured in a wide range of health care settings, ranging from operating rooms and emergency rooms to outpatient clinics. We rely on more than a century and a half of combined legal experience to help clients fight for the full compensation available in hospital negligence cases and to ensure that the people or entities responsible for their injuries are made accountable. Our firm is proud to have compiled a long track record of success for the people whom we represent, including a number of six- and seven-figure settlements in injury cases.
Hospitals and the medical professionals who work in them are supposed to improve your condition rather than creating more complications. Unfortunately, however, these medical facilities are often sites of mishaps and mistakes that can do serious, long-term damage to people who go there seeking treatment. Whether it is a failure to provide appropriate anesthesia, a misdiagnosis in the emergency room, or a mistake on the operating table, medical negligence can and does happen. These accidents can make existing ailments worse or cause new, serious injuries and even death.Proving Liability for Hospital Negligence
Medical malpractice is a form of negligence. That legal theory holds people and entities responsible when they do not live up to what courts and lawyers call a “standard of care.” The standard for doctors and other medical professionals is different from the standard for people in ordinary settings because of their training and experience, as well as the trust that people place in them. The standard of care in any malpractice case varies based on the situation. It generally comes down to what would be expected of a reasonable medical professional in the defendant’s area of practice under similar circumstances.
When a hospital employee fails to live up to the applicable standard of care, that person (and possibly the hospital as their employer) likely will be responsible for any injuries that result. The damages available in medical malpractice cases include items such as compensation for related medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering. If a patient dies as a result of hospital negligence, their loved ones may be able to bring a wrongful death action to hold that hospital accountable.
Hospital owners also owe anyone on the property a separate duty of care. Like other property owners, they are expected to maintain the premises in a reasonably safe manner. Owners also are required to warn people of any hazards of which they know or should know by making a reasonable inspection of the premises. A hospital that does not meet these obligations is likely to be deemed negligent and liable for any slip and fall accidents that happen as a result. The available damages are similar to those in medical malpractice cases, although the legal duty is defined differently.Seek Guidance From a Knowledgeable Injury Lawyer on Cape Cod
At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III, we have obtained many millions of dollars in settlements and trial verdicts for the people whom we represent. Our lawyers understand the importance of making ourselves available for our clients, and we are ready to guide them through every step of the legal process. We prepare each of our cases as if it will go all the way to trial so that we keep defendants and their insurers honest, while using our negotiation prowess to resolve cases without prolonged court battles when possible. If you have been involved in an accident at a hospital, contact the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III. Our Cape Cod lawyers can discuss the details of your situation and your potential claim in a free consultation, and we offer flexible evening, weekend, and offsite hours. Call us at 888.262.6664 or contact us online to get started on discussing your case.