Improper Discharge Planning
Lots of factors can lead a patient to be improperly discharged. Hospitals may be unable to treat the volume of patients that come through the doors, and medical professionals may decide to discharge a patient before they are ready to be released.
Improper discharge can also result from a failure to make the correct diagnosis, leading to a premature discharge of a patient with an undiagnosed and serious medical condition. It is estimated that 12 million people are misdiagnosed annually. Misdiagnosing a patient can lead to improper treatment, delayed treatment, administration of the wrong medication, or an early discharge.
Improper discharge can lead to re-hospitalization or worsening of the condition. This type of negligence should not be tolerated. Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm has extensive knowledge on every aspect surrounding medical malpractice. If you believe your improper discharge led to medical complications, the firm’s attorneys may be able to help.