As we often tell our clients at Odom Law Firm in Fayetteville, a hospital is much more than a building. It is a web of interrelated systems providing health care for its patients. Hospital maintenance crews, hospital management organizations, nursing staff supervisors, anesthesiology departments, physicians' groups practicing medicine in the hospital, hospital pharmacies and emergency room personnel are all examples of systems making up a hospital. Contained within a common facility, they consist of organizations of human beings who are jointly responsible for safety and proper treatment of sick and injured people who rely on the hospital for health care.
If you or a loved one suffered injury or harm while in the care of an Arkansas hospital, you should not be surprised if responsible parties state that your worsened condition could not be helped and was outside their control. Illnesses can be unpredictable. However, clear evidence of hospital negligence should not be ignored. Poorly maintained equipment, failure to strap down patients during anesthesia and wrong medications delivered to the wrong patients are all examples of hospital negligence.
Many of our clients who have suffered harm in nursing homes or hospitals tell us that their main goal is to prevent similar harm to future residents or patients. They may not be thinking of collecting financial compensation at first. However, they soon realize that they have expenses to cover as a result of malpractice — and that compensation is appropriate.
To protect your rights after a surgical error, emergency room error, misdiagnosis or other harmful event in an Arkansas hospital, we urge you to discuss your case with a knowledgeable medical malpractice lawyer promptly.
Odom Law Firm looks for quality cases, rather than seeking to take on large quantities of claims. We are prepared to work hard evaluating the facts of your hospital negligence case. If we represent you, our goal will be to maximize the value of your claim. You will know that we are giving your case the attention it deserves.