Staffing issues can negatively impact any business’ ability to properly serve its customers. In some settings, this is an inconvenience.

In others, like a hospital, understaffing can put your health and safety at risk.

Did you recently receive treatment at a hospital in or around Chester County, Pennsylvania? Did you experience health complications that you believe would have been prevented had the hospital been staffed properly?

Review your case with a Chester County hospital understaffing attorney if so. At the Weitz Firm, LLC, we’ll determine if you have grounds to file a claim or lawsuit. If you decide to hire us, we’ll also provide the effective representation you deserve.

Chester County Hospital Understaffing Cases: Important Information

Nurses and other such personnel play very important roles at hospitals. However, due to such factors as long hours, inadequate pay, and others, there often aren’t enough candidates available to fill these positions.

This doesn’t mean it’s acceptable for a hospital to be understaffed. While this is a problem throughout the United States, hospitals must nevertheless make an attempt to ensure they’re adequately staffed to serve patients reliably. If a hospital is understaffed, and patients develop injuries or illnesses as a result, said patients may be eligible for financial compensation.

Why Hospital Understaffing Puts Patients at Risk

Medical facilities are expected to provide patients with a certain quality of care. Their ability to do so is limited when they’re understaffed.

Research confirms that understaffing directly correlates with an increased risk of:

  • Patient mortality
  • Avoidable health complications
  • Infections

For example, if there aren’t enough nurses on hand, a patient might not be resuscitated in a timely manner. Or, a patient who has recently undergone surgery may not be adequately monitored for post-operative complications if understaffing is an issue.

How a Chester County Hospital Understaffing Lawyer Can Help

Have you been harmed because a hospital where you received treatment wasn’t sufficiently staffed? If so, you may be eligible to receive compensation for such losses as:

  • Bills for additional medical treatment that may have been required after you developed what should have been an avoidable health condition
  • Lost wages, if your health problem interfered with your ability to work
  • Certain non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering

You might also have grounds to seek compensation if a loved one passed away due to hospital understaffing. In these circumstances, you can pursue compensation for funeral expenses, loss of a loved one’s income, loss of companionship/guidance, and various other damages.

Review your case with a Chester County hospital understaffing lawyer for more information about your legal options. We can help you secure the compensation you may deserve by:

  • Conducting an investigation to gather evidence showing you were harmed due to understaffing
  • Accounting for your damages to estimate the potential value of your claim
  • Filing a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit on your behalf
  • Negotiating with the insurance company for a proper settlement

If you’ve been harmed or lost a loved one because a hospital didn’t have enough staff members, right now, you should focus on your own needs. A Chester County hospital understaffing attorney at the Weitz Firm, LLC will focus on pursuing the compensation you may be owed. Learn more by contacting us online or calling us at 267-587-6240.

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