Our Boston Lawyers Hold Hospitals Accountable for Injuries You Suffer Because of Their Negligence
We seek compensation for harm done to you during your hospital stay
Hospitals are responsible for setting standards for the medical professionals they employ. These professionals include physicians, surgeons, nurses, technicians, anesthetists and radiology staff. When hospital administration does not hold these professionals accountable, they are as culpable for the negligence as any member of the medical staff.
At the Boston firm of Swartz & Lynch LLP, our attorneys have helped hundreds of people who were harmed because hospitals did not live up to their duty of care. Our dedication to our clients has helped us get verdicts in the millions of dollars on their behalf — funds they need to heal, to pay medical expenses and to cover lost income.
As with a medical malpractice lawsuit, a successful hospital malpractice suit requires the determination to take on the establishment. Courtroom skills and knowledge of malpractice laws in Massachusetts are critical to building a solid case and obtaining full and fair compensation for our clients.
Why it is important to get legal representation as soon as possible
Massachusetts law allows you only a very limited time period within which to bring a claim. The laws on this issue are complicated. Generally, you have up to three years from the time you discovered the error to file your medical malpractice claim; but in no event more than seven years after the negligent act, unless the negligence involves the leaving of a foreign object in your body. There is also an exception to the rule: If the error occurred in a child six years of age or younger, a lawsuit can be filed on behalf of the child until he or she is nine years old. Moreover, these types of cases require expert testimony.
Reasons for hospital malpractice lawsuits include:
- The hospital failed to adhere to accepted standards of care.
- The hospital released you too soon.
- The hospital failed to assess your risk of falling.
- Understaffing caused a delay in diagnoses or treatment.
- The hospital failed to provide adequate infection control.
Get the help you need by contacting a Boston hospital malpractice lawyer today
To learn more about how we at Swartz & Lynch LLP can help you recover damages from hospital negligence, contact an injury lawyer online or call us at 857-250-0664 to schedule a free consultation with one of our AV-rated lawyers. All cases are taken on contingency, so there is no financial risk to you.