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Staff failing to meet standards of care could harm patients

Needing care from other individuals may be hard to accept for some New Jersey residents. Most people at some point may find themselves needing medical attention, and as a result, they must allow medical professionals to help. Unfortunately, it can seem devastating when negligence and failing to meet the standards of care result in a patient suffering injuries.

It was recently reported that one individual in another state is pursuing a lawsuit after suffering injuries in a hospital. Reports stated that the woman was being helped from her hospital bed to a standing position when she was partially dropped. Apparently, hospital staff members were using a gait belt to help the woman stand, and the belt was not properly secured, which resulted in her partial fall.

The incident resulted in the woman suffering injuries to her right shoulder, which were reported as being permanent. As a result, she has suffered from pain and disabling effects of the injury. She believes that the hospital staff were negligent and did not take the proper care to ensure her safety and well-being. The woman hopes that a successful lawsuit will allow her to gain compensation for damages.

When medical staff do not follow the proper standards of care, serious injuries could easily result. Negligence is not altogether uncommon in hospital settings, and if New Jersey residents believe that they have suffered due to such negligence, they may wish to take this woman's case as an example and look into their own legal options. Legal professionals could offer valuable insight into such cases if concerned parties would like to seek assistance.

Source: stlrecord.com, "Patient accuses St. Louis University Hospital of negligence", Jenie Mallari-Torres, Nov. 2, 2017

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