The amount of trust we place in our medical professionals can’t be understated. In life and death situations, we need to know that the care we receive will be careful, considerate, and appropriate. When these caregivers are negligent, the results can be catastrophic. Patients have the right to pursue damages and seek justice if they have been harmed by medical malpractice, and the attorneys at the Law Offices of James S. Rogers have unparalleled experience providing such assistance.
Harmful Mold in Hospitals
Hospitals often see patients who are at their most vulnerable, and their operating rooms should be free of invasive mold that can harm patients. We trust that our hospitals are going to make us healthy, not make us sick. Aspergillus is a type of mold that most people are exposed to everyday. It can be found on dead leaves, compost piles, vegetable matter, grain, and foods. In those with weakened immune systems, this mold can be dangerous. Symptoms caused by aspergillus can be anything from fever and chest pain, to kidney or liver failure. For those who are already hospitalized, especially children, exposure to aspergillus can be deadly.
While most infant deliveries are joyful events, occasionally complications can occur and compromise infant safety. If the doctors administering care are found to be responsible, either for failing to diagnose a prenatal condition or by prescribing inappropriate and harmful medication, they may be liable for damages. The attorneys at the Law Offices of James S. Rogers can help families who have endured injury and hardship due to obstetric negligence.
Failure to Diagnose
Patients trust the medical community and its extensive database of knowledge to correctly diagnose the symptoms for which they seek care. Whether a physician diagnoses a condition late, incorrectly or not at all, they may be found negligent and liable for damages. The attorneys at the Law Offices of James S. Rogers have successfully brought and won multiple cases of failed diagnosis.
Prescription Medication and Drug Errors
Correctly and carefully administering prescription medication is a major component of modern healthcare, and patients trust their doctors to know what is safe and appropriate for them to ingest. When drugs are mislabeled, inaccurately dosed, combined with conflicting medications, or incorrectly prescribed, the results can be harmful or even fatal. The attorneys at the Law Offices of James S. Rogers have experience representing those harmed by prescription drug errors.
Hospital Malpractice (including failure to prevent falls)
Hospitals are expected to be places of healing and recovery. When injuries occur on premises and the hospital is found responsible, they may be liable for damages. Whether as a result of staff error or an unsafe environment, the attorneys at the Law Offices of James S. Rogers are experienced in pursuing cases for patients injured on hospital property.
A certain amount of inherent risk is present in every surgical operation, but when harm occurs outside the realm of informed consent, the doctor and/or hospital may be liable. Incompetence, fatigue, neglect or miscommunication are all possible causes of surgical error, and the attorneys at the Law Offices of James S. Rogers are experienced in investigating surgical malpractice.