Negligence often accounts for individuals suffering injuries at the hands of other parties. When a patient suffers due to hospital negligence, the issue can be quite serious as the outcomes of such negligence may result in severe or potentially fatal injuries or illness. When patients find themselves in this type of negative situation, they may wish to consider their options for seeking compensation.
New Jersey readers may be interested in one out-of-state man's predicament for which he has recently taken legal action. Reports stated that the man has filed a medical malpractice claim, alleging that a hospital did not provide the necessary care for his situation. The negligence apparently took place over the course of a few months while the man was hospitalized for an undisclosed reason.
During his hospital stay, the man developed a severe pressure sore that was considered a stage 3 sore, meaning it had extended into the tissue underneath the skin. The man believes that the hospital is responsible for his injury because staff members did not take the appropriate measures for skin care and failed to prevent, recognize and treat his various conditions. He hopes to gain compensation through his legal claim.
In some cases, injuries to patients could be preventable if hospital staff carry out their duties correctly. Unfortunately, as this case shows, hospital negligence can lead to individuals suffering due to lack of proper care. If New Jersey residents have been the victims of such negligence, they may wish to consider taking legal steps of their own, and interested parties may want to begin by speaking with experienced attorneys.
Source: flarecord.com, "Patient accuses Morton Plant Hospital of negligence regarding his care", Jenie Mallari-Torres, May 24, 2017