No patient should have to be subjected to negligent care by a hospital. When a hospital acts negligently in connection to the care of a patient, it can cause a great deal of harm to the patient in question. Thus, it is very important for hospitals to act properly when it comes to patient care.
Recently, a case involving allegations of negligent care has arisen in Massachusetts. The case involves a hospital in Massachusetts. Reportedly, in April 2009, the hospital provided care to a man.
The man alleges that the hospital was negligent in its care of him. Specifically, the man claims that, during his stay at the hospital, the hospital left him unattended for a six-hour period, failed to exercise appropriate care when transferring him to a hospital bed from a gurney and had him stay in a room that had not been properly cleaned.
The man alleges that he suffered harm as a result of this alleged negligent care by the hospital.
According to the Daily Hampshire Gazette article which reported this story, a lawsuit has been brought in a court in Massachusetts by the man in connection to these allegations. This lawsuit names the above-mentioned hospital as defendant. The man reportedly is asking for damages in this lawsuit. It will be interesting to see what ultimately happens in this case.
As the allegations in this case underscore, negligent care by hospitals can be very harmful to patients. Thus, one hopes that hospitals are held accountable when they commit conduct like that alleged in this case. One also hopes that all hospitals take all proper steps to ensure that their patients are not subjected to negligent care.
Source: Daily Hampshire Gazette, “Former patient sues Cooley Dickinson over care in 2009,” Bob Dunn, April 16, 2012