At Marchand Law Firm, we represent people who have been injured while on the property of a medical facility.

Hospitals and other health care settings are meant to provide a safe environment for patients to receive the medical treatment they need. Because of the patient populations served in rehabilitation centers, long-term care facilities, and nursing homes, property owners and managers often have to take greater care to ensure the safety of those entrusted to their care.

If you suffer an injury while at a medical facility, whether as a patient or visitor, you could be entitled to seek compensation for your damages.

What is premises liability?

A property owner generally has a responsibility to protect visitors from harm by removing potentially hazardous conditions on the property. When a hazardous condition cannot be removed as soon as it is discovered, the property owner should warn visitors about the danger by clearly marking it as such. Premises liability cases can arise when a person is hurt due to the failure to remove or warn of a hazardous or dangerous condition.

Was my fall due to medical malpractice or simply due to general negligence?

If you suffer an injury in a medical setting because of another party’s negligence, is it an act of medical malpractice?

Maybe. Whether your case falls into the area of medical malpractice or premises liability depends on the type of negligence that occurred.

Let’s say you fell because your nurse refused to help you from the bed to the bathroom. In that case, your claim would be a medical malpractice claim.

However, if, for example, your fall was due to a unstable  handrail in a medical facility, you would likely file a premises liability claim. This is because the negligence was not on the part of a doctor or other healthcare provider, but on the part of the party responsible for maintaining a safe environment within the facility.

Contact a Medical Premises Liability Attorney Today

Whether you were injured as a patient or a visitor of a medical facility, our attorneys will investigate your potential premises liability claim thoroughly. As seasoned trial lawyers, we are often able to obtain favorable, cost-effective outcomes for our clients through motions, alternative dispute resolution proceedings, such as arbitration or mediation, and pretrial settlement methods.