Failure to monitor is a form of medical negligence in which medical staff fails to properly and continuously monitor a patient’s condition during medical treatment. This can happen in any medical setting, including medical offices, hospitals, care homes, or other medical facilities.
When a patient enters care with a medical practitioner, regardless of the specific nature of the medical treatment, they have every right to expect that the staff is going to properly monitor their condition and health. Failure to do so can result in catastrophic injuries that may have been avoided had the patient’s condition been properly monitored.
When medical personnel fail to closely monitor their patients, they may not recognize changes in the patient’s condition and provide timely medical care.
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The team at Ogg, Murphy & Perkosky, P.C. is experienced in medical malpractice cases involving medical negligence, including situations stemming from a facility’s failure to monitor. Our medical malpractice attorneys can help you seek justice if medical personnel failed to properly observe your condition or provided delayed medical care.
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Examples of Failure to Monitor as Medical Malpractice
The following examples are just a few of the many possible ways that a medical professional or facility can fail to properly monitor a patient leading to medical malpractice.
Whether or not you see the example of malpractice that you experienced listed below, the medical malpractice attorneys at Ogg, Murphy & Perkosky, P.C. can help investigate your situation and determine the best course of action. The best way to determine whether or not you are the victim of malpractice is to connect with a legal professional who can review the details of your situation and provide you with a clear and informed opinion.
Not Recognizing a Medical Emergency in a Timely Manner
If medical staff fail to recognize the signs of a medical emergency and take too long to respond, this can lead to serious, even fatal, complications that may have been avoided if the staff had acted in a timely manner.
Failing to Monitor Post-Operative Condition
Medical personnel should be monitoring a patient’s condition after surgery to ensure that their health is not in danger or deteriorating due to an infection or other risk factors. Close monitoring following an operation is an essential part of medical care.
Not Following Up With the Patient
Medical personnel should be monitoring a patient’s condition, even after they leave the medical facility. This includes following up with the patient to ensure that there are no medical complications or problems developing since the appointment.
Failing to Order Necessary Testing
Medical personnel should order necessary tests for a patient if they believe that there is a medical need or risk to the patient’s health. If a medical professional fails to order comprehensive testing that could have identified medical issues, this could be medical malpractice.
Providing Improper Education to Patients About the Condition
If a medical professional properly identifies and treats a condition but fails to provide a patient with the necessary medical information and education they need to properly manage their condition, it could be considered medical malpractice. This could lead to significant complications and further medical issues.
Failure to Monitor Vital Signs During Procedure
Medical personnel should closely monitor a patient’s vital signs before, during, and after a medical procedure to ensure that the patient is not in danger or experiencing complications. If this is not done, it could constitute medical malpractice.
These are just a few of the many ways that medical personnel could fail to properly monitor a patient, resulting in medical malpractice. The best way to make sense of this difficult situation is to connect with an attorney as soon as possible for a free consultation, where you can review the specifics of your experience and learn more about whether or not you have a case.
In order for a situation to be considered malpractice, it must have a few factors present: negligence on the part of the medical professional, an injury suffered by the patient, and a “causal link” between the two. As you can imagine, there are countless ways that a patient may become the victim of malpractice under the umbrella of these factors. Medical malpractice attorneys are highly skilled at connecting these factors, but malpractice insurance providers and defense attorneys are equally as skilled at trying to avoid responsibility for the injury. That is why it is so important to get an experienced medical malpractice lawyer on your side.
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If medical personnel have failed to properly monitor you or your loved one during medical care, you may be the victim of medical malpractice. Contact Ogg, Murphy & Perkosky, P.C., today to discuss your situation and learn more about your rights. Our experienced and compassionate attorneys are here to help.