Hospital patients entrust their health and safety to trained medical professionals, including nurses, surgeons, doctors and resident doctors (doctors-in-training). Even seemingly small acts of carelessness or negligence can seriously jeopardize a patient’s health. If you or a loved one has been the victim of an act of hospital negligence, we can help. We are the attorneys of Colley Shroyer & Abraham.
At the law firm of Colley Shroyer & Abraham, we are available to help people who have suffered brain injury, spinal injury, other personal injury or wrongful death of a loved one due to hospital negligence. Since 1977, we have stood up for the rights of people throughout Ohio, including Columbus, Portsmouth, Athens and Logan. We can help you.
Acts of hospital negligence can come from any employee at the facility, including nurses, surgeons, doctors and resident doctors (doctors-in-training). Some cases of hospital negligence include:
- Medication errors: Wrong medication, nursing medication errors, failure to review for allergies to medication, overmedication
- Failure to call a doctor: Not reporting changes in condition to doctors, not reporting potential emergencies, not responding to potential complications
- Improper supervision: Failure to properly supervise an unhealthy or injured patient, leading to falls from bed, slip and falls in hospital halls, or other injuries
- Failure to treat: Not providing treatment to injured or sick patients
- Nursing negligence: Failure of a nurse to report finding to a physician, failure to respond to important signs and symptoms of the patient, and failure to properly administer medications
- Resident negligence: Failure to respond to reports from nurses, failure of the hospital to supervise doctors-in-training
Our medical malpractice attorneys take these cases very seriously. When you choose us, we will build a legal strategy based on your needs. We do not shy away from taking cases to trial. In fact, we thrive in that setting and have built a record for success in front of a jury. Depending on your needs, our lawyers are ready to move from skillful settlement negotiations to aggressive courtroom work at any point in your case.
- $600,000 settlement: Woman’s face caught on fire during a surgery. The oxygen was ignited with a spark from electrocautery.
- $500,000: A 60-year-old man was at the hospital for a small bowel obstruction. He had a previous history of colon cancer and previous bowel resections. At approximately 5 p.m. in the evening he complained of a severe pain in his abdomen. Later in the evening his vital signs began to change. The nurse ignored the change in vital signs as she thought he was a hospice patient and was there to die. Upon a nurse change in the early morning hours the new nurse saw the deteriorating condition of the patient and called the surgeons. Bowel surgery was done on an emergent basis, but he died after surgery. He had suffered a bowel perforation. The defense claimed that earlier intervention would not have made a difference in the case.
- $390,000: A 65-year-old woman with significant health issues was in the hospital for a liver biopsy. One of the complications of a liver biopsy is bleeding. When she got back to the room, her vital signs began to change and her blood pressure was edging downward. She also complained of abdominal pain. A physician was not notified of these changes for approximately one hour. When notified the physician immediately ordered a blood infusion. As they started to give her blood, she died.