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Is Premature Discharge from a Hospital Medical Malpractice?


It is typically not a good day if you wind up being taken to the hospital. However, accidents and medical conditions can lead to injuries and illnesses that require care that can only be administered in a hospital setting. Depending on what your condition is, you may only have to stay in a hospital for a couple of hours, or you may have to be admitted overnight. The goal of keeping you in a hospital for a certain period of time is to help you get the full amount of medical treatment you need so you can recover or better manage your health condition.

However, if the health condition that you have suffered requires you to stay at a hospital for a certain amount of time, but you are discharged earlier than you should have been, you may suffer serious physical bodily harm as a result. Premature discharge, as it is called, can lead to injuries or death and when this happens, a medical malpractice lawsuit may be the right way to hold the correct party or parties accountable for the adverse consequences that you sustained.

When you suffered additional harm or your condition worsened as a result of a premature discharge from the hospital, you may be able to take legal action. You may benefit from having your situation evaluated by a medical malpractice attorney. In New Jersey, the South Jersey medical malpractice attorney at Monaco Law PC welcomes you to schedule a time to come in and discuss your case.

When Can Premature Discharge Be Harmful? 

Typically, when it comes to any medical malpractice situation, for a claim to be successful, it must be shown that the care that was given to a patient was not consistent and reasonable for what any other medical professional would have done in the same situation and under the same circumstances. For this reason, not all situations where harm is suffered by a patient will rise to the level of medical negligence, where legal action can recover compensation.

When it comes to premature discharge, it is imperative for the medical staff who are overseeing your care to be properly monitoring and treating you. And only when it makes sense that you can safely leave the hospital and that you are medically ready should a discharge happen.

If your discharge is rushed and you are released from a hospital too soon, this could cause your condition to advance and become worse. This progression in your condition could have been avoided if you were kept in the hospital and given treatment for the correct amount of time. Should this be the situation you are in, then you may have a legitimate and even strong case for filing a medical malpractice claim.

Speak to a Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Attorney Today 

Medical malpractice claims are some of the most complicated to navigate, but when medical negligence has caused a patient’s injuries, victims in these circumstances have the right to take legal action and recover compensation for their losses. For more information on medical malpractice claims, please call our South Jersey medical malpractice attorney at Monaco Law PC. You may schedule a free initial consultation by calling (609) 277-3166 for our New Jersey office and (215) 546-3166 for our office in Pennsylvania.

We are a Pennsylvania medical malpractice law firm serving Philadelphia, Bucks County, Lehigh County, Delaware County, Allegheny County, Montgomery County, and all other counties throughout Pennsylvania.



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