Under-staffing a hospital is a business decision. The medical care industry is not hurting. With the billions of dollars being siphoned into nonpublic aid hospitals from insurance and pharmaceutical companies, there should be no shortage of staff, ever. It is more profitable for a hospital to keep staffing low. But while the bottom line may be increasing, the health, wellness and safety of patients is declining.
By staffing fewer nurses to cover more patients, or by allowing unqualified or under-qualified hospital staff to perform tests or procedures or make decisions for the patient, risks for errors significantly increase. This can lead to inadequate, unnecessary, repeat or even harmful treatments. Some cases may even lead to death.
At Cirignani Heller & Harman, LLP, our Chicago, Illinois, attorneys are board certified medical professionals and compassionate advocates for our clients. Our main focus involves procuring the best possible outcome for you while lowering your over-stimulated stress levels.
Hospitals should be a peaceful place where you can trust that your recovery is being handled by well-rested staff who are not pressured to take on more than they should or are able. When this is not the case and your health is compromised, you have the right to file a medical malpractice claim.
Contact Cirignani Heller & Harman, LLP
If you feel that you or a loved one is a victim of hospital errors via inadequate staffing that has led to monitoring errors and the subsequent lag in the incline of your health, contact us. We are happy to answer your questions in our free initial consultation. Moving forward, our firm operates on a contingent fee basis — you don't pay attorney fees if we don't win compensation for you. Call 312-346-8700 or 866-346-8700.