Failure to Monitor a Patient May Result in Wrongful Death
All medical professionals are required to perform their jobs to the highest standard and protocol, including monitoring patients in their care and making sure patients are not injured or harmed further while under medical supervision.
Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers Can Help
If you or a loved one has been injured after a medical professional failed to monitor the patient according to protocols set in place, discuss your situation with an experienced attorney. You may be entitled to bring a medical malpractice suit against the healthcare professional or even the hospital. The medical malpractice lawyers at the Eichholz Law Firm can help.
Patients who are not properly cared for can develop infections, which, if not treated early, can lead to the wrongful death of the patient. In other cases, a patient who is not monitored may fall or otherwise hurt him or herself. Hospital staff may be liable for a patient’s injuries due to improper monitoring.
Additionally, failure to monitor may be a factor when a patient’s vital signs change. Equipment is used to monitor a patient, but a member of the medical staff must be present in order to react quickly.