As soon as a loved one is injured we start looking down the long road of recovery, and shortcuts often look very appealing. However while it may seem like lucky news, often times an early discharge from a hospital can cause serious problems. But why would a hospital send you home early? Poor planning on a hospital’s part leads to overcrowding and limited resources, while also being in a rush to get current patients out so new patients can come in. In other words, the hospital may be concerned about the number of beds, or staff, available. The hospital may also be limited in the amount of surgical volume it can manage at any given time.
If you were discharged from a hospital early, and you were harmed as a result, your claim might include an argument that the defendant:
- Failed to schedule a necessary follow-up appointment
- Failed to properly diagnose and treat
- Failed to ensure medical stability.
If you establish that your early discharge amounts to medical malpractice, the types of damages you can recover are limited to those listed below:
Lost Ability to Earn an Income – If you cannot engage in certain work activities because of the harm caused by your early discharge, you may be able to receive compensation for this measurable monetary loss.
Lost Earnings – If you missed work due to your early discharge, you may recover the amount of income you lost during that time.
Pain and Suffering –Based on part on the severity and permanency of the harm you suffered as a result of your early discharge
Medical Bills –Which would not have been incurred were it not for your early discharge.
Contact Parvey & Cavenago if you feel like you’ve been discharged earlier than you should have been from a hospital. Get the compensation you deserve.