Doctors have a duty to avoid harming their patients. They are expected to exercise due diligence in diagnosing and treating their patients. This means that they must make informed decisions when treating a patient and monitor them so that they can act quickly if complications arise. Unfortunately, in some cases, doctors cause harm by failing to adequately monitor their patients. Inadequate monitoring in certain situations can lead to very serious consequences, including death.
If you or a family member has suffered injury due to inadequate monitoring by a doctor in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, please contact Youman & Caputo to discuss your case. You may be entitled to financial compensation as a result of your doctor’s medical malpractice.
At Youman & Caputo, you will get the aggressive representation of a large firm with the personal attention of a small firm. Call us at (215) 302-1999 to schedule a free assessment of your case.
To avoid causing a patient harm, doctors are obliged to monitor their patients in a wide range of circumstances, such as before, during, and after any treatment, medical procedures, or prescription of certain medications.
For example, if certain medications are prescribed, the patient must be monitored to make sure that they have no adverse reactions. And, if the patient undergoes a medical procedure like surgery, they must be monitored to ensure that there are no complications from the procedure such as anesthesia errors. Whatever the cause of your injury, our anesthesia error lawyers and medication error attorneys in Philadelphia are ready to take on your case.
When a doctor or health facility fails to keep track of a patient’s health and the effect of the treatment they receive, this is known as inadequate monitoring or failure to monitor. If a doctor or health facility fails to monitor a patient in a way that fell below the standard of care required for that patient, their actions may give rise to a medical malpractice case.
Medical negligence that involves inadequate monitoring can take many forms, including:
Malpractice can cause a wide range of serious injuries to the patient. Without proper monitoring, the neglected patient may suffer brain injuries, allergic reactions, adverse drug interactions, infections, birth injuries, cardiovascular problems, post-operative complications and other harm. The patient’s condition can continue to worsen until he or she is irreparably harmed.
The consequences of inadequate monitoring can be minor but extend through serious injuries and even death. Some serious consequences of inadequate monitoring are:
If a doctor’s errors cost the life of a loved one, our Philadelphia wrongful death lawyers are prepared to fight for justice on your family’s behalf.
The amount of compensation a victim can receive for inadequate monitoring will depend on the facts of their case and the severity of their injury. A victim can receive compensation for past and future medical bills, lost wages, future income, pain and suffering and emotional distress. If a victim dies, their spouse or beneficiaries may also be entitled to compensation for the loss of their loved one.
Hiring the right medical malpractice lawyer is important for anyone who may have a failure to monitor case. Medical malpractice is a complicated practice area with specific requirements in Pennsylvania, such as the required certificate of merit. This certificate is a document that is signed by an appropriate licensed professional and states that there is a reasonable probability that the defendant acted outside of acceptable professional standards and caused harm.
A lawyer can help you with your case in many ways, including:
Let an experienced medical malpractice attorney handle your legal case while you focus on healing.
If you or a family member has been injured by inadequate monitoring, contact Youman & Caputo. Let our proven track record in Philadelphia medical malpractice cases work for you. To get more information and an assessment of your case, call us today at (215) 302-1999 to schedule your free consultation with one of our Philadelphia inadequate monitoring lawyers.
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