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What Is A Private "Nonprofit" Hospital?

In a recent letter to the editor of the New York Times, a physician at Bellevue Hospital and clinical professor of medicine at NYU, Danielle Ofri, addressed this issue.

Hospitals in the US fall into three financial categories: 1) private hospitals (responsible to shareholders); 2) public hospitals (owned by governmental entities that are obligated to provide care to the underserved); and 3) private nonprofit hospitals.More than half of our hospitals today are "private nonprofit hospitals."

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Types of negligence that can be exhibited by hospitals

If you or a loved one has recently spent time in the hospital, you likely felt that you could trust the expertise of hospital staff to carry out appropriate procedures and deliver sufficient care. All patients have a right to expect that they will receive good care at a hospital. This is why, when things go wrong, it may be possible for injured patients or their loved ones to take action against the hospital.

If you or a loved one suffered catastrophic injuries as a result of spending time in a hospital, it may be possible to claim damages, both for the medical bills that you incurred due to these injuries and for the pain and suffering that was endured by the patient. However, to be successful in doing this, you must show that the hospital acted negligently, and as a result of this negligence, that the injuries were caused. The following are some instances in which the hospital could be held liable for negligence.

Has medical malpractice affected your family?

Medical malpractice is a real problem that can affect anyone. Malpractice can be anything from neglecting a patient to making a serious surgical error. At the end of the day, the error may lead to serious injuries or death, which is why families need to know their rights if their loved one is hurt or killed as a result of medical malpractice.

Medical malpractice takes place for all kinds of reasons. It could be a result of a medical provider who was too tired to be working or because they assumed that a patient was fine when they weren't. There are more explanations for errors than errors themselves, which is why it's necessary to obtain the true reason that your loved one has been hurt or killed.

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Injuries that are commonly associated with trucking accidents

Trucking accidents tend to be more serious than car accidents. This is usually because of the vehicle's size, speed and the impact that it can cause. Because of this, those who have been involved in truck accidents tend to suffer more catastrophic injuries.

If you or a loved one has suffered catastrophic injuries as a result of being involved in a truck accident, you must understand how to go about claiming damages. By showing that the fault lay with another party, it may be possible to make a claim that results in a significant amount of compensation to cover medical bills and to acknowledge the pain and suffering caused. The following are some of the injuries that are most commonly associated with truck accidents.

Hospitals may be liable for infections that patients contract

Something many hospitals struggle with is preventing patients from contracting infections. If a patient contracts an infection in a hospital, their health can worsen quickly.

When a hospital stay results in an infection, it's not always clear who is legally liable. One good way to look at it is understanding if the hospital is following the correct protocols for sanitation and patient safety.

Catastrophic injuries result in serious consequence

Catastrophic injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries and spinal injuries, cause dramatic changes in a person. After any kind of catastrophic injury, you may need significant help in your day-to-day life. You may no longer be able to walk, may struggle with communication or have other challenges to overcome.

Catastrophic injuries are somewhat unpredictable. It may be hard for doctors to tell you what to expect, especially in the early stages of the injury. It is important to follow the doctor's treatment plan and to keep records of expenses. You should give those receipts to your attorney, who will keep them for evidence in your insurance claim or personal injury case.

3 factors that can lead to a serious truck accident

All along Arizona’s roadways, vehicle collisions are commonplace. Whether they occur on a highway, dusty backroads or city streets, vehicles of all shapes and sizes can collide resulting in significant property damage and devastating injuries. When these accidents involve trucks, however, the results tend to be magnified.

Spike strips suggested to prevent wrong-way drivers in Arizona

If you've ever been involved in an accident with a wrong-way driver, you know how surprising and devastating it is. One minute, you're following traffic, and the next, people are quickly steering into other lanes and making emergency maneuvers to avoid getting hit by a wrong-way driver. With not much time to move, chances are that you'll get hit by that wrong-way driver or by someone trying to out-maneuver them.

One state proposal would put spikes down at freeway on-ramps to help prevent wrong-way drivers from entering the roadways. Is that really the right answer, though?

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