Hospital Malpractice

When you enter a hospital or other medical facility, you trust that you will receive excellent medical care and will leave in a better state of health than when you were admitted.  Unfortunately, errors at hospitals are a regular occurrence, leading to serious injury, prolonged illness or even death.  Staff and medical professionals may work long hours leading to a mistake.  You may be seen by numerous medical professionals who fail  to document your care or communicate effectively with one another.  Doctors, nurses and other employees may be poorly trained or supervised. Facilities and equipment may be ill-maintained.  Hospitals may fail to put in place adequate safety and treatment protocols.


Hospitals owe a duty of care to their patients to protect them from harm.  They must adhere to strict standards of care.  Hospitals must also establish internal policies and procedures regarding staffing, treatment protocols and cleanliness.  In addition, they are responsible for the actions of their employees, from janitors and food service personnel to orderlies, nurses and doctors.  If the hospital fails to protect you and you are injured as a result, it can and should be held responsible.


A hospital itself may be negligent.  In addition, a hospital may be held vicariously liable for the malpractice of its employees.  If the malpractice was committed by a grossly incompetent or improperly licensed physician or medical professional, a hospital may also be found liable for negligent hiring or retention.


At Cooper Sevillano, our attorneys have significant experience bringing malpractice claims against hospitals.


  • For example, our attorneys obtained a six-figure settlement* from a hospital in a complex medical malpractice case arising from multiple esophageal surgeries resulting in a chronic esophagopulmonary fistulae.  Although the hospital adamantly denied wrongdoing, our attroneys zealously pursued liability and the hospital settled after three days of trial.


We at Cooper Sevillano have committed ourselves to making our communities safer places.  Part of this commitment involves doing whatever it takes to prevent future harm.  We will aggressively pursue cases against hospitals to ensure that you and your family receive the compensation you deserve and the hospital is held fully accountable for the injuries resulting from its negligence or the negligence of its employees. Our attorneys stand ready to go to trial to both maximize your financial compensation and hopefully change the way hospitals are run going forward.


Claims Handled on a Contingency Basis


Remember that all of our cases are handled on a contingency-fee basis which means we are only paid when we win a case and recover money for our clients.  If you or someone you love was injured while in the care of a hospital, please don’t hesitate to call us for a free, no obligation, confidential consultation at  (203) 366-0660 or email us at

* Please note that past results are not meant to be a guarantee of future success in any particular case.

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