Hospital fall, what are my legal rights?
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Yes, you should contact an attorney who does personal injury cases right away. More details are needed but it sounds like the case is actionable.
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I am sorry to hear about your father's tragic injury. You should immediately retain the services of a personal injury attorney to help your father. You should also make a record of the names of everyone that was involved with his nursing care. Your attorney will obtain copies of all of your father's medical records, have them reviewed by medical experts and if there was negligent care, represent your father and family. Your father will be entitled to recover for his pain and suffering, medical expenses. loss of income and any other financial losses. Best of luck with your father's medical recovery and his case.
Focus on your father's condition for now and then consider asking a local medical malpractice attorney to review the case.
I am a medical malpractice attorney and just based on your limited description I think you should discuss this with an attorney.
Sorry to hear about your father's accident. Based on the facts you have provided, your father very well may have a claim. You should see an attorney for a free consultation. A hospital has a duty to ensure that patients are adequately restrained while in a bed - there are regulations and industry standards that cover this scenario. Unfortunately, this type of accident happens frequently - although it should not.
I am sorry to hear about your father, to determine if you have a claim my suggestion is to speak with a personal injury lawyer, most including my firm offer free consultations. Best of luck to you and your father.
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It sounds like a case. Many hospitals just don't care about the people they serve
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Sorry to hear. What hospital? If you can, get him out of there to Jefferson or University of Penn. Then demand all the records from the records librarian. Then begin to keep a detailed diary of what happened and who said what to whom. Once your dad stabilizes, then consider meeting with a qualified attorney. You have many good choices, all of whom will talk with you without a fee or obligation.
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Medical malpractice cases are difficult and require having a very good Medical Malpractice attorney handling it for you. Looks like you have a few attorneys there in Philadelphia who handle medical malpractice. You might consider using one of them. Sorry to hear about your father and hope he recovers soon. Best of luck.
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