Brick, NJ Medical Malpractice Attorneys Hold Hospitals Accountable for Failure to Properly Monitor Patients
Hospitals have a responsibility to monitor a patient’s health and maintain a high standard of care. When the physician’s treatment falls below a certain standard of care, serious injuries can result.
If you’ve been injured due to a medical facility’s failure to monitor your health during treatment and post-op, you may have a claim for medical negligence. Protect your legal rights by speaking with a medical malpractice lawyer today.
Physicians and Hospital Staff Have a Responsibility to Properly Monitor Patients and Ensure Their Full Recovery
When hospital staff fails to properly monitor a patient’s health, the result can be fatal. Some examples of medical negligence that cause serious injuries to patients include:
- Failure to monitor for post-surgical infections can also lead to problems associated with failure to diagnose.
- Anesthesia errors: Medical staff must monitor the patient’s vital signs and blood pressure while the patient is under anesthesia.
- Failure to monitor child during and after birth: Birth injuries are more likely if the child is not properly cared for and monitored.
- Failure to monitor patient’s need for antipsychotic medication: Doctors need to carefully monitor a patient who is on antidepressants.
- Failure to monitor prescription drugs for elderly patients: Many high-risk and potentially fatal medications are prescribed to the elderly.
- Lack of time commitment: A doctor needs to take the time to examine all medical possibilities in your case, but many emergency rooms are understaffed.
- Ignored the patient’s medical history: Doctors should research a patient’s medical history for potential complications.
- Failure to follow-up with the patient: This can result in failure to diagnose errors.
- Failure to repeat testing when symptoms persisted: Once a physician makes a determination about a patient’s condition, the physician may have a hard time changing their mind. When this happens, the patient’s ailment may not be fully healed.
- Patient discharged from the hospital too early: Sometimes a patient needs to be closely monitored for an extended period before he or she is sent home from the emergency room.
- Slip and fall accidents: Hospitals have a legal duty to ensure that their facilities are safe for visitors and patients.
Severe injuries can result from physician negligence and inattention. Failure to monitor a patient’s health during inpatient or outpatient treatment can cause serious damages, including:
- Wrongful death
- Traumatic brain damage
- Spinal cord injury
- Health care costs: A prolonged hospital stay can result in expensive surgeries and treatment.
- Severe pain and suffering
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation: You may require the assistance of physical therapists and occupational therapists.
- Lower quality of life: A severe illness can make it impossible for a person to take care of themselves.
- Lost wages: You may be unable to work during an extended recovery process.
If We Don’t Win Your Toms River NJ Hospital Negligence Case, You Don’t Pay a Dime
If you’ve been injured as a result of a hospital’s failure to properly monitor your health, you deserve compensation for your injuries. An experienced medical malpractice attorney can help you prove negligence by conducting a thorough investigation of the treatment you were afforded by hospital staff.
The skilled medical malpractice team of Lombardi and Lombardi knows how to handle medical negligence cases because we focus a large part of our practice on this particular area of law. We will order copies of all your medical records and review them in order to determine if more could have been done to treat you. We know how to help you because our firm has a proven track record with these types of cases.
Our lawyers have years of experience helping victims of medical malpractice in Middlesex, Monmouth, and Ocean counties. Call us anytime or use our online contact form to schedule a free consultation about your case
We front all of the costs in your medical malpractice case, which means that we only get paid if we win your case.
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