Experienced Medical Malpractice Lawyers Helping Patients Injured by Hospital and Nursing Negligence
Patients visit hospitals to receive necessary treatment or care when they are ill and generally expect to leave the facility in better shape than they arrived. However, patients do sometimes suffer injuries during their stay in the hospital due to negligence on the part of nurses or other medical professionals.
In such cases, the patient may have grounds to make a medical malpractice claim. Such claims can be challenging and expensive and require assistance from lawyers with specific experience helping clients in similar situations who are able to take on the substantial upfront costs on behalf of their clients.
At Cuming & Gillepsie, our award-winning medical malpractice lawyers have more than 20 years of experience fighting hospitals and their lawyers. We have regularly been recognized as leaders in medical malpractice and work tirelessly to represent those whose lives have forever been changed by medical error or negligence.
Negligence of Nurses
Like doctors, all nurses are held to a standard of care. This standard of care is measured by comparing what a reasonably competent nurse in a similar field, with similar qualifications would do in a similar situation. If a nurse’s conduct falls below the standard of care, they can be sued for negligence. However, nurses, unlike doctors, are employees of the hospitals where they work. This means that the hospital may also be held liable for the actions of the nurses.
Nursing errors can include:
- Improper administration of medication;
- Administering the wrong dosage of medication;
- Administering the incorrect medication;
- Failure to monitor a patient’s condition;
- Failure to respond to a change in condition; or
- Failure to follow up on test results.
Negligence of Hospitals
Patients mistakenly believe that hospitals can be held liable for the actions of physicians, however, this is not the case. However, hospitals are responsible for the actions, errors, and omissions of nurses (including RN’s and LPN’s), technicians (including X-ray technicians, pharmacy technicians, laboratory technicians, and others), and other health professionals (including pharmacists, surgical assistants, and others).
Hospitals are well-funded, and are willing to defend themselves and their employees. Litigation may be drawn out over years. It is always a challenge to face large organizations like hospitals because they have deep pockets and are willing to take the time to litigate the matter. However, with help from the right lawyers, filing a claim against a hospital does not have to be daunting.
Finding the Right Lawyer for Your Claim
At Cuming & Gillespie in Calgary, our highly experienced medical malpractice lawyers will assess your claim and provide you with an honest assessment of your case and its likelihood of success. We will not encourage you to proceed with a claim we do not think will be successful. We care about your recovery and we do not want to make what is already a difficult time even worse by giving you false hope. However, if you hire us and we proceed with your claim, we will use all our resources, including the wealth of knowledge from all our lawyers, hire the best medical experts, and take the time to build a strong case to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
We know that serious injuries stemming from medical error can impact people physically and psychologically. We also know that, for a lot of people, it is not necessarily financially possible to pay a lawyer up front for their services. It is for this reason that we do not require a retainer payment or any other money up front and take all of our cases on a contingency basis. That means you do not pay unless we are successful.
Award Winning Medical Malpractice Lawyers Fighting for You
The knowledgeable team of medical malpractice lawyers at Cuming & Gillespie can help determine whether the injuries you have sustained following your stay in the hospital are the result of negligence or error and warrant a claim and pursue a successful claim against the hospital or nurse. We take the time and effort to ensure that you have to strongest case possible and that the playing field is even when facing any medical organization or insurer.
Call us at 403-571-0555 or online to book a free consultation. We will review your case and discuss your options with you.