Quality medical care involves not just diagnosing, treating and/or performing surgery on a patient; it also involves following up with that patient to monitor his or her well-being during and after treatment. A patient's condition can start to deteriorate at any time, whether on the operating table or in a recovery room or during a course of treatment. If medical professionals fail to take notice of that deterioration, serious harm or even death can result. Such a failure to keep track of the well-being of a patient constitutes medical negligence, and may be grounds for a lawsuit. If your or a loved one has suffered harm because a Pennsylvania provider failed you in this way, one of our attorneys at Leisawitz Heller is here to speak with you about what happened and provide you with straightforward advice about your options.

What Are Some Examples Of Failure To Monitor?

During a birth, if medical professionals fail to take note of fetal distress from lack of oxygen or another stressor, this could result in permanent harm to the baby. Similarly, if surgeons and other medical professionals neglect to check a patient's vital functions or reaction to anesthesia during a surgery, they may be liable for damages if that person turns out to be in distress. After surgery, a failure to check for blood clots or excessive internal bleeding that could cause nerve or other organ damage would constitute medical negligence. A careless oversight of a patient's medical history or medication list could similarly result in harm for which a lawsuit might become necessary.

We Don't Excuse Careless Neglect. You Shouldn't Either.

Monitoring the progress of patients is an essential part of the medical endeavor. If you or a loved one has suffered harm because a medical professional failed in his or her duty to monitor, call us to speak with a lawyer about what our Reading law firm might be able to do for you. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 610-816-0342 or email us for more information.