Having to be hospitalized for any reason can be a frightening experience.
A patient in a Houston medical center typically receives care from a variety
of individuals, from orderlies to renowned physicians. All of these individuals
are tasked with specific responsibilities, and if they fail to adhere
to their professional obligations, the patient can suffer. However, those
who have been victimized by
nursing negligence or other forms of hospital negligence have an ally at Hampton & King.
What is hospital negligence? Negligence in the hospital setting can manifest
in many different and harmful forms. Substandard care can involve failure
to properly monitor a patient, failure to treat or recognize an infection,
failure to follow or execute the orders of a physician or mistakes made
when writing or dispensing a prescription. Life-threatening mistakes can
result from any of these, or from alarming incidents such as performing
the wrong medical procedure on a patient or leaving a surgical instrument
inside a patient’s body.
What these errors have in common is that they involve non-adherence to
standards of patient care. These standards are incredibly important in
the hospital setting as their adherence can be a matter of life and death.
Those who have experienced these types of errors may wonder how to hold
negligent parties accountable and, if necessary, fight back against hospitals
that allow these serious mistakes to happen.
The attorneys at
Hampton & King offer a free consultation to Texans harmed by hospital negligence. Attorney
Hartley Hampton has over 35 years of experience, while attorney Chris
King has over 10 years of medical malpractice experience. Together, they
primarily take on medical malpractice cases, many of which involve sophisticated
medical technology, as well as more traditional human errors.