more harmful than when the negligent party is someone who we are supposed
to trust. However, this is what happens in the event of medical malpractice
and someone sustaining serious injuries or conditions.We trust doctors, hospitals, and other medical professionals to care for
us and look after our health. When they fail to provide that level of
care, however, it can result in long-term issues that leave patients enduring
the aftermath. Knowing who is at fault in these situations is important.
Doctors Who May Be Negligent
In many cases, it is the doctor who is most often negligent. This means
they acted in a negligent manner in their care. Some of the potential
actions can include misdiagnosing a condition, ordering wrong tests, performing
the wrong procedure, and more.
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When a Hospital Is Negligent
In some situations, hospitals may have systems in place that cause confusion
in communication and file transfers. For instance, if there is an error
in the system in which a doctor receives the wrong medical records on
a patient, this may lead to the wrong treatment or procedure being performed.
Other ways in which a hospital may be at fault is when they are understaffed
or fail to properly ensure training or experience with the people they
hire. This puts patients at risk of not receiving the care and treatment
Other Medical Professionals
Some of the other medical professionals who may be held accountable for
the injuries that patients sustain include the anesthesiologist, obstetrician,
and nurses. Obstetricians can be negligent in the pregnancy or labor.
Anesthesiologists may be negligent in providing too much medication or
not identifying allergies.
No matter the case, a medical professional is expected to be safe and provide
patients with the best possible care. Failure to do so means the patient
can experience lifelong damages and they should be able to pursue legal
action for the negligence involved.
At Brown & Barron, our
Baltimore medical malpractice attorneys work hard to help you in your time of need. You should be able to trust
your doctors to care for you, and our team is here to hold negligent parties
accountable for the damages they cause.
Call us at (410) 547-0202 today and learn how we may be able to help you pursue justice.
Contact Brown & Barron online today to schedule a free case review.