Improper Patient Monitoring Attorneys
When you go to a hospital or doctor’s office, you expect to receive the proper medical attention you need. Doctors and nurses should monitor your vital signs throughout your treatment to ensure that everything is going as expected. A failure to do so can cause serious problems, including severe complications and even death.
If you or a loved one has suffered as a result of a medical professional improperly monitoring your vital signs, you may be entitled to compensation. A lawyer from Crowe & Harris, LLP can help gather the necessary evidence and navigate the complex legal system in order to get you the results you deserve.
To learn more about how we can help you, contact us today at (617) 404-3417.
Do I Need a Lawyer?
Undergoing surgery is a long and grueling process that can have a significant toll on the body. The healing process is often difficult and stressful. On top of this hardship, you should not have to worry about navigating complicated legal procedures and paperwork. Working with an attorney can help you get the compensation you deserve without having to deal with trying a legal case on your own. A lawyer will handle the paperwork and negotiations involved in a lawsuit so that you don’t have to. Having a skilled attorney on your side allows you to be able to focus on what is most important—your own healing.
You need someone who will fight for your right to compensation. In many cases of improperly monitored vital signs, a medical professional’s negligence leads to further injury. This can, in turn, lead to further medical bills that you should not have to pay yourself. Those responsible for your injury should bear this burden. A lawyer can help you hold the negligent party accountable while also helping to win you financial retribution.
Another thing to keep in mind is that many hospitals or health care practices have a powerful team of lawyers on their side. These teams might try to intimidate you or cheat you out of the compensation you deserve. You need someone on your side who will stand up for you. You need someone who can present a strong case on your behalf to ensure a positive outcome. An attorney can help you gather information that will help demonstrate that a medical professional acted with negligence.
Why Choose Crowe & Harris, LLP ?
At Crowe & Harris, LLP , we believe that our clients deserve the very best. Especially in cases involving medical malpractice, we seek justice and closure for each of our clients so that they can move on with their lives. Our talented team has extensive experience. We know Massachusetts law and the regulations medical professionals are held to. We can use this knowledge as well as our firm’s extensive resources to build you a strong case. Furthermore, we have an unmatched passion and dedication to each case. We work tirelessly to ensure that each and every one of our clients receives the compensation and justice they deserve. We use a unique method in which an entire team of legal professionals reviews your case, rather than just a single attorney. This strengthens the power behind your case because it allows us to bring multiple ideas to the table so that we can come up with the best one for your situation.
Drawing upon our experience, skill, knowledge, and unique approach, our lawyers at Crowe & Harris, LLP get results. We have been able to get millions of dollars for our clients in their medical malpractice lawsuits. Furthermore, we have won a number of awards for our efforts, including U.S. News’ Best Law Firms for three consecutive years. Contact us today to see how we can use our experience to help you seek justice.
Cases We Handle
Because surgery takes such a heavy toll on the body, a trained medical professional should monitor the patient’s vital signs to make sure that everything goes well. Failure to do so can be devastating in some cases. Our skilled team of attorneys can help you seek justice for the consequences of improperly monitoring vital signs. Here are some examples of the types of cases we handle:
- Failure to monitor blood pressure—Blood pressure often reflects how well a patient’s heart is working to pump blood throughout their bodies. Particularly low or high blood pressure could lead to heart damage, stroke, or other serious injuries, so it is critical that a patient’s blood pressure be monitored.
- Failure to monitor blood oxygen levels—Blood oxygen level shows how much oxygen is circulating throughout a person’s body. Because humans need a good supply of oxygen to survive, doctors and nurses must monitor blood oxygen levels to ensure that the body is functioning as it should be.
- Failure to monitor body temperature—A high fever is one of the first signs of infection after surgery. Failure to acknowledge a high body temperature can increase the risk of that infection spreading and potentially affecting the patient’s heart.
- Failure to monitor breathing—Shallow or heavy breathing often indicates that the body is in distress. A doctor or nurse should recognize this as a sign of danger.
- Failure to monitor heart rate/rhythm—An abnormal heartbeat might indicate that there is something wrong with the patient’s heart or circulatory system. It is important to catch these complications early on to prevent further injury.
- Failure to respond in time—In many medical emergencies, time is critical. If a doctor or nurse does not notice an abnormality in their patient’s vital signs in time, it can make the difference between life and death.
- Failure to take vital signs—In rare cases, some medical professionals will neglect to take vital signs at all. Failure to do so creates many risks to patients.
Failure to properly monitor vital signs can have devastating and even deadly effects. If you or a loved one have suffered further injury because of a medical professional’s negligence, contact one of our lawyers today to see what kind of compensation you might be entitled to.
Contact Us Today
Medical professionals need to be held accountable for their actions, and you deserve the opportunity to heal, both physically and emotionally. Our experienced team of Boston surgical error lawyers would be happy to discuss the specifics of your case to see how we can help you.
Contact us today at (617) 404-3417 and take the first step towards healing.