As patients, we want to trust our doctors and other health care providers. When a doctor or nurse makes a mistake or commits negligence, it is hard to know what to think. An instance of medical malpractice can cause confusion for everyone involved.
Hospitals and other health care facilities employ registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and nurses’ aides for the majority of direct patient care. When errors or negligence occur, patients are at risk for catastrophic injury or wrongful death from issues such as:
- Medication errors
- Failure to monitor patients
- Failure to properly note a change in a patient’s condition
- Failure to notify a physician
- Failure to follow a physician’s orders
- Documentation and medical chart errors
Doctors who commit errors in patient care often miss signs and symptoms that indicate illness. This can include negligence such as ignoring patient risk factors, failure to order medical tests, misreading test results and failure to follow up on test results. These failures can lead to serious consequences for patients, including:
- Failure to diagnose and delayed diagnosis
- Failure to refer to a specialist
At Pribanic & Pribanic, we understand the complexities of medical malpractice claims and work closely with medical experts to investigate and gather evidence. We will diligently pursue the compensation you and your family need after an error or medical negligence causes injury or wrongful death.
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