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Chicago, Illinois, Hospital Negligence Attorney | O’Toole Law

When most people hear about medical negligence, they picture individual doctors or nurses — “bad eggs” who failed to uphold the standards of their profession. Malpractice on the part of health care professionals is certainly a serious and prevalent phenomenon. However, hospitals can also be at fault. Hospital negligence is an equally worrisome problem that can threaten patients’ health.

Examples Of Hospital Negligence

Most hospitals have a large staff made up of doctors, nurses, therapists, pharmacists, technicians and administrators. In general, hospitals are legally liable for employees’ negligence. Hospitals themselves may also commit negligence by:

  • Allowing unsanitary conditions to develop, which may lead to deadly infections
  • Negligently hiring staff without conducting thorough background checks
  • Negligently granting admitting privileges to doctors with a history of incompetence or disciplinary infractions
  • Negligently discharging patients when it is inappropriate to do so
  • Failing to respond to warning signs or reports of malpractice among staff or doctors
  • Failing to install basic safety equipment such as bed rails, or failing to maintain the equipment in working order
  • Failing to adequately train staff and doctors on important safety protocols
  • Mismanaging medical records, medical samples and sensitive patient information

We Are Passionate About Helping Patients Pursue Accountability

If you or a loved one became a victim of negligence in a hospital setting, you may have a legal claim against the institution itself. Filing a lawsuit may allow you to expose the negligence. It is also a way to pursue financial compensation, accountability and closure.

Find out whether you have strong grounds to sue the hospital by contacting O’Toole Law in Chicago, Illinois, for a free consultation. Our attorney is a strong supporter of patients’ rights. He devotes a significant part of his practice to helping victims of medical malpractice seek justice.

As an accomplished lawyer with nearly three decades of insurance experience, John O’Toole makes clients’ needs a top priority. Your goals and interests will guide the approach we take toward holding the hospital responsible. Whether a favorable resolution requires strategic negotiation or fierce advocacy at trial, you can rely on our firm to stand up for you each step of the way.

Call 312-546-5057 or toll free 844-636-2456 to learn more about how we can help.