Know Your Rights At the Hospital

When a loved one ends up at the hospital it can be very hard to find out what is going on. Quite often there may be more than one doctor treating the patient but actually seeing either doctor is very difficult. Doctors have a tremendous work load both at their office and while making rounds at the hospital so time is a precious commodity. Also, nurses assigned to help your loved one have sometimes as many as ten other patients to make sure are fed, medicated properly, tended to according to doctor’s orders and generally cared for in the hospital. With all of this going on it can often feel like the loved one is simply a number and getting information about the loved one’s treatment seems impossible at best. Most of us do not understand a lot of medical jargon and simply finding someone who will take the time to explain it is very difficult. The loved one has a right to know what is going on and have it explained in simple, easy to understand terms. You must stand up for your loved one to make sure they are getting the best possible care. When Lilly, O’Toole & Brown investigates a medical malpractice issue, most commonly a person fell through the cracks and did not speak up. Do not let that be your loved one.