Over the past few decades doctors have been under much scrutiny about how they deal with patients and the risks involved in certain treatments. Thus, due to the significant risks of litigation medical professionals have taken to being pristine at whatever they do. However, at times some professionals lose touch with this standard of performance and make mistakes. During these times a patients life could be lost and thus the hospital is liable.
Where a few decades ago Doctors were held most liable for certain cases the fault is shifting to nurses and other supporting medical professionals.
A recent article I read mentions how...
"Some medical malpractice cases are filed against nurses, as well. These pros have a duty to provide for your wellbeing, if you’re their patient, and they can be held liable if they fail to uphold that duty. The most crucial factor to keep in mind is that a malpractice claim does not have to involve dramatic or fatal situations. In any situation where a doctor has not held up to their responsibility to provide you with qualified and effective care, you can talk to a lawyer and see if you have legal options available to you. If you do, you may possibly receive monetary compensation."
What are your thoughts about medical malpractice and how professionals go about preventing their liability?