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Failure to Monitor Patient Claims in Philadelphia

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.

What Is Inadequate Monitoring?

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.

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.

Consequences of Failing to Monitor a Patient

The consequences of inadequate monitoring can be minor but extend through serious injuries and even death. Some serious consequences of inadequate monitoring are:

  • Delayed diagnosis leading to advanced disease progression in cases such as cancer;
  • Adverse drug reactions leading to organ failure;
  • Fatal allergic reactions;
  • Complicated labor and delivery resulting in birth injuries such as cerebral palsy or Erb’s palsy;
  • Anesthesia errors; and
  • Wrongful death.

How Much Compensation Can You Receive for Inadequate Monitoring?

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.

Contact An Experienced Attorney to Help

If you or a family member has been injured by inadequate monitoring, contact Youman & Caputo. Let our proven track record 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.