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Can You Sue the Hospital for Patient Abuse?

Published in Medical Malpractice on September 1, 2023

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Patient abuse can take many forms, ranging from physical negligence to emotional harm, medical malpractice, and even patient rights violations. Unfortunately, elderly patients are the most vulnerable to these injustices. While most healthcare professionals are dedicated to their patients’ well-being, abuse occurs all too often. If you or someone you love was injured at the hands of an abusive healthcare provider, you may have grounds to file a claim to compensate for your injuries and other losses. 

At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, our attorneys are dedicated to helping victims of patient abuse recover compensation for the losses they have endured. We understand how emotionally and physically taxing recovering from patient abuse can be and will handle every detail of your claim as we fight for justice on your behalf. To schedule a free consultation with a member of our seasoned legal team, call us today at (617) 391-9001 or complete our contact form.

Proving Liability in a Patient Abuse Case

To successfully sue the hospital for damages, your case must meet specific standards of proof. Your attorney will thoroughly investigate your claim to collect evidence and build a strong claim on your behalf. Your claim must contain the following essential elements:

  • The hospital or healthcare provider owed you a high standard of professional care
  • The hospital or healthcare provider breached the standard of care by acting negligently or abusively
  • The breach of duty directly caused your injuries
  • Your injuries caused you to suffer significant physical, emotional, and financial losses

Depending on the circumstances surrounding your case, one or more parties may be liable for the abuse you suffered, including the following:

  • The doctor or nurse who treated you
  • Other hospital staff
  • The owner of the hospital
  • The external staffing agency

Our attorneys will leave no stone unturned as we investigate your case and fight for a favorable outcome on your behalf. 

Damages You May Be Eligible to Recover Through a Patient Abuse Claim

Patient abuse not only causes significant physical injuries but also deep emotional trauma. If you were abused by someone you trusted with your care, you deserve to receive compensation for the full extent of your injuries and other damages. At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, our knowledgeable attorneys have over 45 years of experience helping victims recover the compensation they need to heal and recover. A few types of damages our experienced attorneys may be able to help you secure include the following:

  • Current and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Significant disfigurement or disability 
  • Amputation or loss of limb
  • Loss of enjoyment in life
  • Emotional trauma
  • Pain and suffering

Your attorney will listen to you and work to understand your physical and emotional injuries as well as the impact they have on your life. We are committed to considering your current and expected needs as we fight for the maximum compensation for your losses. 

Consult With a Skilled Patient Abuse Attorney at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers

If a healthcare provider in Massachusetts abused you, contact an experienced attorney without delay. The compassionate attorneys at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers are dedicated to helping victims hold their abusers responsible for the harm they have caused. Our medical malpractice team includes renowned attorneys J. Tucker Merrigan and Kyle A. Camileri and has an established history of recovering hundreds of millions of dollars in damages for our clients. 

To schedule a free consultation with a member of our talented legal team, call us today at (617) 391-9001 or complete our contact form.

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