Failure to Monitor a Patient
When patients visit an emergency room after suffering a serious injury in a car accident in Miami or elsewhere or when patients visit an emergency room because of frightening symptoms such as chest pains, they expect to receive quality care. Part of that care means being properly monitored.
When patients are not correctly monitored in an emergency room, they may face serious complications, including a sudden worsening of their condition, cardiac arrest, and other issues. If a hospital is negligent in providing adequate care or monitoring, they can be held liable for the injuries caused to the patient. If you believe that you may have this type of medical malpractice case in Miami or Florida, it is important to get legal advice. If you need to speak with a personal injury attorney, you can contact the Flaxman Law Group for a free consultation.Failure to Monitor is a Cause of Injuries and Medical Malpractice Claims in Miami and Across Florida
Failure to monitor a patient in Miami and Florida emergency rooms leads to many types of tragedies, including:
- Slip and fall injuries in Miami and Florida
- Injuries when a patient falls from the bed
- A worsening of the patient’s condition
- Patients being “forgotten” in their rooms or in ER waiting rooms, delaying treatment and evaluation
- Pregnant women not being monitored for signs of labor and for fetal distress
- Patients suffering heart attacks or other serious events because proper monitoring devices were not used
One moment where correct monitoring is absolutely essential is during surgery. In order for anesthesia to be correctly administered, correct monitoring of the patient is essential. Lack of monitoring can lead to an overdose, which can lead to lack of oxygen to the brain and a slower heart rate. Under dosing could cause the patient to regain consciousness during the surgery.When to Contact a Personal Injury Attorney in Miami or Your Community
If you or a loved one has sustained injuries after a trip to the emergency room, you owe it to yourself to explore your legal options. In many cases, it may not be clear whether negligence or recklessness has caused your injuries. After all, doctors and medical staff are unlikely to admit that they've made a mistake or have been reckless and providing you with care. A personal injury attorney in Miami or your community can be very helpful in this regard. They can review your medical records and can help you understand exactly what has led to an injury. If negligence has caused an injury, they can help you understand Florida laws and your options. They can also help you understand other alternatives and resources available to you.
If you're looking for a medical malpractice attorney in Miami or anywhere in South Florida, you can always contact the Flaxman Law Group at 1-866-FLAXMAN (1-866-352-9626). The legal staff at the Flaxman Law Group has more than 25 years of experience helping personal injury victims in Miami and across South Florida. They handle medical malpractice cases, birth injuries claims, car accidents claims, and range of other cases. The legal staff has already recovered more than $25 million on behalf of personal injury victims in Florida. To find out more about your options and about what the law firm can do for you, arrange a free consultation with the Flaxman Law Group today.