Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula
Hospital malpractice is a widespread problem in Monterey and other communities in Northern and Central California. For example, in recent years, the Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP) has been fined for medication error and been named in a wrongful death lawsuit. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of the negligence of a hospital and/or their employees, it is important to have an experienced medical malpractice attorney in your corner fighting to ensure you receive just compensation.
At Corsiglia McMahon and Allard, L.L.P., we have a strong track record of success in hospital malpractice lawsuits and related cases. Our award-winning lawyers have secured millions of dollars in damages for clients in San Francisco, San Jose, Monterey, and throughout California.
Hospital and medical malpractice are among the most difficult personal injury cases in which to prevail, and an in-depth understanding of the latest medical trends and procedures is needed. We work hard to stay on top of all the recent developments in the medical industry, and we put our experience to work to give our clients the skilled representation they deserve.Monterey Hospital Fined for Medication Error
Anesthesia malpractice and other medication errors can often turn deadly. This is what happened to one of the patients at the Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula. In 2013, the California Department of Health fined CHOMP $50,000 for a medication error during surgery.
Medication was administered incorrectly to a patient without the order of a physician. The state found that the error contributed to serious complications from which the patient was unable to recover. The patient died 11 days after surgery.
Hospital lawsuits against CHOMP and other Central and Northern California hospitals can be challenging and difficult to win. Extensive investigations must be conducted to connect all the dots and prove negligence on the part of the hospital and/or its doctors. If you or someone close to you has been injured in California hospital, it is important to act promptly while there is time to preserve the evidence. For a personalized consultation, contact our office today at (408) 289-1417.