Denver Failure to Monitor Attorneys
Hold Hospitals, Doctors, and Nurses Accountable After Malpractice
When you are admitted to the hospital, every staff member who handles your case is expected to keep diligent records of your condition and their treatment. Are you stable? Are you at risk for certain complications? It’s their job to know. In certain situations, such as post-surgery or during a high-risk childbirth, continuous monitoring is even more important. When medical providers fail to monitor a patient’s condition or fail to understand it, allowing the patient to suffer additional injury, they have committed medical malpractice.
Our job at Leventhal & Puga, P.C., is to go after negligent medical providers in order to provide justice to their injured patients – our clients. If you suspect a doctor or nurse ignored you and your injury or illness got worse as a result, please call us at (303) 759-9945 to set up a no-cost consultation. Our award-winning trial lawyers will be able to advise you on what to do next.
What Is Failure to Monitor?
Monitoring your condition is a critical part of patient care in any clinical setting. A failure to monitor can occur in a number of ways. Examples include:
- A doctor rushes through the initial assessment of a patient’s trauma injuries and does not follow up to ensure no other injuries present a little later.
- A hospital discharges a patient too early after surgery without providing aftercare instructions, leaving the patient to develop a life-threatening infection at home.
- A nurse does not continuously monitor a baby’s heartbeat during labor, fails to notice the child is in distress and suffering oxygen deprivation, ending in cerebral palsy.
- An anesthesiologist fails to continuously monitor a patient’s vitals while the patient is under anesthesia during surgery, leading to heart failure or brain injury.
Often, monitoring a patient before and after a procedure is just as critical as the treatment itself. When doctors fail to monitor, they fail to diagnose, to treat, and to inform patients of surgical risks or instructions for at-home care. These failures may be medical malpractice.
Work with an Experienced Denver Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Generally, you may take legal action when a medical professional does not meet the standard of care expected of a medical professional in the given situation, and this failure causes you injury. If you believe a medical provider failed to monitor your condition, or your loved one’s condition, contact our legal team as quickly as possible.
Leventhal & Puga, P.C., will work to determine exactly what happened in your case. We are nationally recognized for our medical malpractice verdicts and patient safety advocacy. No one deserves the physical and emotional costs of additional medical treatment due to a doctor’s failure to pay attention, and we are here to take care of you after a doctor does not.
If you would like to speak to a top medical malpractice attorney about your situation, please give our Denver office a call at (303) 759-9945. There is no cost, and we accept cases nationwide. If we represent you, you will owe us no fee until we get just compensation for you.