According to the California Overdose Dashboard, there are more than 16,000 Opioid-related visits to the emergency room every year in California. There is an opioid crisis in CA and the U.S. at large.
In many cases, individuals addicted to drugs seek help from rehab centers voluntarily or by court order. However, they don’t always receive the help they need. Unfortunately, medical malpractice is a primary cause of subpar drug and alcohol addiction treatment.
If you’ve entrusted your drug recovery to a California rehabilitation center that has failed to provide an adequate standard of care, you may be eligible to recover maximum damages. Contact the rehab malpractice lawyers at The Trial Offices of Bradley I. Kramer. M.D., Esq. today for your free consultation.
Continue reading to learn the top reasons rehabilitation centers get sued for malpractice.
Lack of Adequate Monitoring
Sometimes alcohol and drug rehabilitation centers confuse patient progress for complete recovery. That can lead to inadequate monitoring, unreasonable relaxation of protocols, and more. However, you should never mistake patient progress for recovery or a decreased need for help.
If you’ve suffered unnecessary setbacks or injuries due to a lack of adequate monitoring by your rehab facility, you may have a solid malpractice case. Contact us today to speak with an experienced rehab malpractice lawyer.
In many cases, substance abuse facilities administer medication to patients. Medications may be for addiction recovery or other medical issues. With that in mind, every patient must get the proper medications at the right time. Neglecting to deliver the appropriate prescriptions can lead to severe medical conditions and, in some cases, death.
Poor Medical Care
Unfortunately, many drug and alcohol addiction recovery facilities are understaffed, which leads to substandard medical care. However, that’s no excuse for not taking care of patients. When rehab facilities neglect to provide appropriate care, patients are more likely to suffer from:
- Avoidable relapses
- Panic attacks
- Many other injuries
If you’ve entrusted your recovery to a rehab center, and they have underperformed, you may have a case for a medical malpractice suit. Contact us today to discuss your case.
How to Recover Damages From Negligent Rehabilitation Centers
Proving liability in a rehabilitation center negligence case requires solid proof, an experienced rehab malpractice lawyer, and in many cases, expert testimony. Generally, rehab centers in California can be held liable for injuries and death caused by the following, but not limited to:
- Lack of adequate training
- Failure to provide necessary treatments
- Failure to consider a patient’s medical history
- Sexual, emotional, or physical abuse
- Neglecting to follow treatment protocols
- Unclean or unsanitary facilities, and
- Much more
Contact a Top Rehab Malpractice Lawyer Today
If you or a loved one has suffered severe or catastrophic injuries due to the negligence of a rehab center, we’re here to help. Our rehab malpractice lawyers are not just attorneys. We’re attorneys with medical degrees.
We position ourselves uniquely to evaluate the merits of your case and pursue maximum damages from neglectful rehab centers. Contact The Trial Offices of Bradley I. Kramer. M.D., Esq. today for a free consultation.