My mother was in hospital and a nurse gave Scalding hot water and it was 3rd degree burns which left her Permanently scar.
3 attorney answers
As you describe it, it sounds as though there is a claim that can be brought against the hospital. Most states would require that this be brought as a medical malpractice case. Therefore, your mom should contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney in her area to investigate the potential case.
Yes, a claim exists . Contact an attorney that has experience in that area of the law. Pain, suffering, scarring and medical expenses are all factors relevant for damages.
It's very possible that your mother has a claim against the hospital. She should take all photos and medical records to a medical malpractice attorney for a consultation. Depending on the facts, the case may just be regular negligence rather than medical negligence, but the attorney will have to evaluate that issue on the specific facts. (If it is a generic negligence claim, then the costs to bring the claim will likely be much lower than if the claim is medical negligence.)
This communication is general in nature and not to be construed as legal advice or creating an attorney-client relationship. All situations are different and you should meet with and discuss your particular situation with an attorney.
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