The medical staff is supposed to follow the doctor's orders. Failure to do so may be a basis for a malpractice action against the hospital if a patient is injured as a result. In your case, it seems this just happened. Hopefully you will get through this without any major injury. You should wait until you get out of the hospital before consulting with a lawyer. Malpractice cases are expensive and time consuming. Experienced malpractice lawyers are happy to give free consultations, but won't undertake cases without major injuries unless the fault is very clear indeed and sometimes not even then.
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You should first focus on recovering and getting out of the hospital. You have two years to commence a medical malpractice claim.
Given the cost of pursuing a medical malpractice claim, you may have been the victim of negligence, but the damage may or may not be enough to warrant a claim.
Only a lawyer can properly evaluate your claim and see if the damages you suffered make the possible medical malpractice claim worth pursuing.
Before relying on any legal advice on the internet or this forum, please double check with an attorney in your state as the specific details of your case may affect the answer.
I am not licensed in your state and can only provide general advice. However, I agree that the most important issue currently is focusing on your health. You always have time later to have an attorney evaluate any potential claim. that being said - your goal should be to mitigate any potential damages and make a full recovery. From the sounds of it, you are in a good position to do that. If you do make a full or near full recovery- you would have to repay any insurance carrier who paid the hospital for your care out of any recovery, as well as the expenses of litigation and expert review as described by others. You also have the option of reporting the hospital personnel to the board of nursing and the agency for healthcare administration, but Health first!
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