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Lack of timely treatment may lead to hospital negligence claims

When in need of medical attention, most individuals know that being treated in a timely manner can make a considerable difference. Unfortunately, even when parties take steps to receive the care they need, hospital staff may not attend to patients until a considerable amount of time has passed. In such instances, negatively affected patients may have cause to file hospital negligence suits.

New Jersey residents may be interested in one such case currently underway in another state. Reports indicated that a husband and wife filed the legal claim due to believing that the woman was not properly cared for. Reports state that the woman had gone to her primary care physician for an undisclosed reason, but she was not seen due to being 15 minutes late for her appointment. Instead, she was told to go to an urgent care facility.

After going to the other facility, she was taken by ambulance to the hospital. After the transfer, she was not attended to for approximately four hours. As a result of her delay in treatment, the woman claims to have suffered an intracranial hemorrhage that led to permanent injuries, such as loss of vision. The couple hope that their case will prove successful and result in an award of compensation over $50,000.

Lack of timely treatment can often seem frustrating, and as this case shows, it can sometimes lead to severe outcomes. If New Jersey residents have suffered serious injuries due to hospital negligence, they may wish to determine whether they have cause to seek compensation of their own. Information on medical malpractice claims may allow them to better understand this potential legal option.

Source:, "Couple accuse Chester County Hospital, others of negligence regarding wife's care", Louie Torres, July 27, 2017

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