Medical professionals have a duty to carefully treat and monitor their patients' conditions and progress. This includes keeping track of vital signs, checking for changes in symptoms, and ordering appropriate tests and follow-up visits. When a medical professional fails to properly treat a patient, it can result in the deterioration of the patient's condition and in some cases this failure can even lead to death. Similarly, when a medical professional fails to properly monitor a patient's condition, they may miss critical warning signs that could indicate a worsening condition.
Some common examples of medical professionals failing to treat and/or monitor patients are:
- Failing to monitor a patient during surgery
- Failing to monitor post-surgery
- Failure to recognize the warning signs of complications or indicators of more serious conditions.
- Failure to carry out the doctor’s orders.
These failures can very serious consequences for patients, including:
- Worsening of existing conditions
- Development of new conditions such as an illness, disability, or death.
- Missed opportunities for early intervention
If you believe you or someone close to you has been injured due to the failure of a medical professional to adequately treat or monitor during a procedure or office visit, contact SGT today to speak with one of our experience medical malpractice attorneys.