Kindred Hospital South permanently closed in 2019.
Kindred Hospital is a transitional care institution located in South Philadelphia, where patients can go to receive the rehabilitation and ongoing care that they need to overcome a medical condition or recover from a serious medical procedure.
Kindred Hospital South Philadelphia
1930 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19145
Just because it is a transitional care facility and not a traditional hospital that is staffed with doctors and surgeons does not mean that medical malpractice cannot happen at Kindred Hospital South Philadelphia. Nurses and physical therapists can commit medical malpractice just as easily as doctors and surgeons can. Their mistakes are just not as obvious as when a doctor mistakenly diagnoses someone with the wrong medical condition, or when a surgeon leaves a sponge inside a patient during a surgery. Instead, the negligence of nurses results in bed sores or infections, while physical therapists can push their patients too hard and exacerbate the very injury they were trying to overcome in the first place.
These might not seem like instances of medical malpractice, but they are still medical mistakes and negligent decisions by medical professionals that cause patients to get hurt through no fault of their own. This is medical malpractice, and the attorneys at the Philadelphia law office of Gilman & Bedigian help victims get the compensation they deserve.
History of Kindred Hospital South Philadelphia
Compared to the other major hospitals in Philadelphia, Kindred Hospital South Philadelphia is very new. It is also very different from the other medical facilities in that Kindred Hospital South Philadelphia focuses specifically on patients who are in need of constant care but who do not necessarily need the close medical attention that patients get in a typical hospital setting.
Kindred Hospital South Philadelphia, Today
To meet those needs, the Kindred Hospital South Philadelphia has 58 beds for patients who can benefit from the care that nurses and physical therapists are able to provide and who need access to doctors on call, but who do not necessarily need all of the attention available in a hospital and the expense associated with it. Many of these beds center on the facility's intensive care unit (ICU) and are filled with patients recovering from other medical procedures who need constant monitoring.
Medical Malpractice at Kindred Hospital South Philadelphia
This different type of medical care that is provided by Kindred Hospital South Philadelphia--while it does not change the fact that medical malpractice can happen--does change what it often looks like when it does occur. Injuries caused by physical therapists and nurses are often far less extreme, less debilitating, and less obvious than those caused by doctors and surgeons. However, that does not make them any less deserving of compensation. After all, you are suffering through the fault of someone else, and you should not have to bear the financial burden, as well.
The medical malpractice attorneys at the Philadelphia law office of Gilman & Bedigian can help. Contact us online if you or a loved one has been hurt at Kindred Hospital South Philadelphia.