When Is a Hospital Responsible For My Injuries?

November 4, 2021
BY: Lesnevich, Marzano-Lesnevich, O'Cathain & O'Cathain

Hospital Accident Lawyers

If you are suffering from an injury after staying at a hospital, you are likely wondering what happened and if the situation could have been avoided. Were you at fault or was somebody else at fault? Will you be able to recover? Can you pay for the recovery? Is someone else going to be responsible for your recovery? It can be difficult to grapple with so many important questions after you were injured in a hospital, which is why it is important to get legal help as soon as you can. If you were in some type of hospital accident, you have the right to file a claim against the responsible party. 

When Is the Hospital Liable for My Injuries? 

When you believe a hospital is responsible for your injuries, you will need to show evidence. There are different types of injuries that can occur in a hospital ranging from a slip and fall to serious medical malpractice. Injuries that can happen are:

  • You fall down a set of stairs because the handrail on the stairs is broken
  • You slip in a hallway because there is a liquid substance on the ground that should have been cleaned up
  • You were a falling hazard but were not being closely monitored by hospital staff

When you become injured in a hospital, the question is always going to be: who is responsible for the injuries? As soon as possible after the accident, you should seek help from lawyers, like hospital accident lawyers from a practice like Cohen & Cohen, P.C.

Proving a Hospital Is Liable For Injuries 

When you need to show that you were not liable for your injuries but that the hospital was, you will need to show that the hospital owed you a duty of care and that they breached this duty. The responsible party could be the nurse responsible for your recovery while you stayed in the hospital, the hospital itself, or the staff who were not keeping the facility clean and maintained.  Because there are so many parties involved in hospital accidents, it is prudent to seek legal help as soon as you can so that you can begin gathering evidence and determine who the liable party is. 

If you are suffering from an injury after you were in a hospital accident, don’t take any more time to determine if you need legal help. Find a lawyer you can rely on today.