House Doctor Malpractice
One growing trend in the medical profession is away from primary care doctors seeing patients in hospital admissions, and towards hospitalists. While many doctors care for patients in an office setting and in the hospital, hospitalists only care for patients in the hospital. These doctors are paid directly by a hospital.
In many cases, hospitalists may not adequately communicate with the attending physician, your primary care physician or family doctor. This can lead to repetitive treatments, or the failure to receive necessary treatments. In addition, a hospitalist will not have the same familiarity with you that your primary care physician may have. This lack of familiarity and continuity of care can create issues, and in the worst cases, severe injury or death.
We will look closely into the facts of the case and go beyond the medical reports to find out the causes of your injuries. Our lawyers will work with recognized experts to show how the negligence of a hospitalist caused your injuries. We will also work to show the full extent of your damages, including your medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering.