Medical Malpractice for Being Discharged Too Soon

Locate a Local Personal Injury Lawyer

Find Lawyers in Other Categories
Most Common Personal Injury Law Issues:

Medical Malpractice for Being Discharged Too Soon

When you are discharged from a hospital too early, and injuries result, you may be qualified to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against the hospital and/or the doctors who discharged you.

Hospitals may discharge you early because they are lacking in resources. For example, they need the bed space, they are losing money from providing you a bed, or they are lacking in staff.

On the other hand, when you are discharged too soon, you are not receiving all the medical care you need and your doctor may fail to catch any upcoming conditions. Thus, your condition may worsen and your condition will not be stabilized.

What Is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice is a lawsuit that occurs where an employee of a medical institution does something wrong or negligently and causes injuries to a patient. It could be the action or inaction of doing something.

The standard of care is based on a local standard for general practitioners and a national standard for specialists. Essentially, at a minimum, a hospital and/or doctor will be liable for medical malpractice if their standard of care for you is lower than that what a reasonable doctor would have done in the area.

How Do I Prove My Claim?

Like all other medical malpractice cases, you would need to obtain an expert witness to state that the hospital or its staff did not meet the standard of care, and as a result, caused or worsen your injuries. Additionally, you will need to testify about your treatment and your condition.

There are some defenses that malpractice cases can use.

How Much Damages Will I Get?

In order to obtain damages, you would need to establish your right to them. In medical malpractice cases, most plaintiffs are able to obtain:

Consulting a Medical Malpractice Lawyer

If you believe you were discharged from the hospital too soon, please consult a medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible. The lawyer will help you file your claim against the necessary parties and he will help you prove your case.

Consult a Lawyer - Present Your Case Now!
Last Modified: 10-19-2016 10:14 AM PDT

Find the Right Lawyer Now

Link to this page

Law Library Disclaimer

LegalMatch Service Mark