Massachusetts Medical Malpractice – Failure to Monitor a Patient
A failure to monitor a patient creates a dangerous situation for the victim. Any negligence on the doctor’s part could lead to serious consequences such as emergency surgery and often times, death. If anyone has been a victim of such type of negligence, s/he should contact the law firm of Parker Scheer immediately to schedule a consultation. A failure to monitor a patient could be the reason for an otherwise preventable death.
Monitoring a patient is one of the key components of healthcare. When a patient is admitted to a hospital for treatment, it is the job of the doctors and nurses to constantly check up on the patient and administer the correct amount of care and medicine necessary. It is also necessary to diagnose the patient properly from the start. If the patient is misdiagnosed and is being treated for an illness or condition s/he does not have, this is negligence and should not be taken lightly. There have been cases of patients being misdiagnosed and eventually dying from the illness that was never treated.
Doctors and nurses have a responsibility to track patients during their hospital stay. A reputable hospital staff will track things like food intake, urinary and bowel habits. If none of this is being done, it is a red flag. Nurses should also check blood pressure, temperature and have the ability to administer the correct amount of medicine. Many negligence cases are due to nurses administering an overdose of medication to a patient and killing her/him. People should not only be concerned about hospitals, but those in nursing homes should be monitored closely as well. If not, this is neglect, and sadly in many cases, abuse.
When admitting a person into a hospital make sure it is a reputable one. If the patient or the family feels there is any negligence on the part of the hospital, they must address the situation with the staff and consult a lawyer. Also, families should keep a close watch on patients who cannot speak up such as babies, children, elderly persons and those who are incapacitated mentally and verbally in any way. Keep a close eye on how much the patient is monitored by the staff and make certain s/he is receiving the proper care. If not, a failure to monitor a patient could result in death.
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