Can You Sue for Premature Hospital Discharge? Find Out Here
Getting admitted to hospital can happen to any of us at one point in our lives. This could be due to an accident, a health crisis, or a chronic illness such as cancer or autoimmune disease. The cost of medical care is unreasonably high, and as a result, people wish they would have shorter hospital stays in order to not rack up too many bills. That said, there are times when you’ll need to stay in hospital for an extended amount of time so that you’re closely monitored and everything goes well, and that any health emergencies are dealt with there and then. Being discharged early from hospital may seem like a miracle, but this blessing can soon turn into a nightmare if you haven’t reached maximum medical improvement, or if you’re a high risk patient.
Are you looking for an early discharge medical malpractice attorney? Please call the attorneys at McCready Law for more information on your legal options for justice and compensation. Our lawyers collectively possess over 90 YEARS of legal experience, so you’re assured that there’s nothing we haven’t seen or heard. In addition, we take on all cases, whether big or small, and give each case individualized or personalized attention from start to finish. If you feel that you were discharged too early from hospital, and that this led you to develop health complications, we may be able to recover money damages for you. Please contact our early discharge malpractice attorneys NOW at (773) 825-3605 to receive your 100% FREE, no-commitment consultation.
Why Do Hospitals Discharge Patients Too Early?
Hospitals often discharge patients too early due to the fact that these health institutions are often overcrowded. In addition, beds may not be sufficient, and the hospital may be understaffed, necessitating the discharge of patients they deem to have achieved a reasonable level of recovery. In some cases, doctors make mistakes or medical errors attributed to poor judgment and then decide to rush the patient out of the facility in order to evade any responsibility and the resultant liability that may follow. However, one of the most common reasons why patients are discharged too early is due to the incentive-driven model the healthcare industry operates under, where surgeons and other physicians are asked to perform as many surgeries or treatments or write prescriptions as possible in order to make massive profits for the hospital.
Negligent and Premature Discharge From Hospital – Can I Sue?
Not every early discharge from hospital constitutes medical malpractice. In order to have a valid claim for early discharge, you must show that there was a duty of care, and that this duty was breached on account of negligence, thereby leading to injury or negative health effects. In addition, you must show that were it not for the negligence displayed by the physician, your health injuries or complications wouldn’t have happened. This is where we come in. we’ve helped thousands of injured victims get the compensation that they deserve after a medical malpractice event, and we’d love to help you win your case for you so you can get the money damages you truly deserve. Please reach out to us TODAY at (773) 825-3605 so we can take a look at your case in its entirety. Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you.