Choosing the Right Hospital

Posted by Sarah Showard | Sep 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Choosing the right hospital

Choosing a hospital can be stressful, and choosing the right one can make a difference.

Hospitalization is stressful, and it is a completely understandable response. Even choosing a hospital for care can be stressful. Patients are often concerned that they are choosing the right hospital for their particular treatment, and often people are not sure how to make the right choice.

Tucson personal injury lawyers at the Showard Law Firm know that choosing the right hospital can sometimes reduce the possibility of medical errors that can lead to even more problems later on. There are a few things to look for when choosing a hospital:

  • Does my doctor have practicing privileges there?
  • Does the hospital accept my health plan?
  • Is the hospital recognized by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations?
  • Have they successfully treated my condition before?
  • Are they working to improve their own quality of care?

By making the right choice of where to seek care, you can help minimize the risk of medical malpractice, and even more importantly you can give yourself the best chance for a successful treatment of your condition.

At the Showard Law Firm, we help patients who have been injured or made ill by medical treatments that are meant to improve patients' conditions. Medical devices and pharmaceutical devices can do miracles, but on some occasions they can do more harm than good. We take those cases seriously, and we can assist people who have been faced with problems because of their treatments.

About the Author

Sarah Showard

Sarah Showard graduated from the University of Maryland in 1985, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English-Linguistics and a Certification in Women's Studies. She then graduated from New York University School of Law in 1988. Sarah began practice initially as an insurance defense attorney, and has been representing plaintiffs since 1990. Sarah has a son, Benjamin, who recently graduated from The Gregory School and will attend ASU in the fall, with future plans to attend law school and eventually join Showard Law Firm. In her spare time Sarah enjoys horseback riding and spending time in Sonoita with her husband Peter.


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