Chicago Failure to Monitor Error Lawyer

Your medical care isn’t over after you’ve been diagnosed and treated for your health conditions. Our Chicago medical malpractice attorneys understand that proper medical care extends to monitoring your progress after you’ve been treated.

It’s critical that your healthcare providers remain vigilant to ensure you’re responding positively to your treatment and you don’t suffer from complications. If something goes wrong because your physician didn’t properly follow up with you, it could be medical malpractice and may entitle you to significant damages. 

Have you suffered a medical setback because your provider negligently failed to monitor you after receiving treatment in Chicago, IL? Our Chicago personal injury attorneys at JusticeRx will explain your legal rights and options for compensation. Contact us or call (312) 705 2863 today!

How JusticeRx Can Assist if You Were Harmed By a Failure to Monitor Error

How JusticeRx Can Assist if You Were Harmed By a Failure to Monitor Error in Chicago, IL

Monitoring a patient is an important part of their overall treatment plan. Doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers have a responsibility to observe their patients for any signs that their condition is deteriorating. Our Chicago medical malpractice lawyers know that when a patient’s condition is worsening, prompt action is required. 

When you hire JusticeRx to take on your medical malpractice claim in Chicago, Illinois, you get an edge because our founding attorney is:

  • A licensed and practicing physician
  • Board-certified in emergency medicine
  • A Fellow of the American College of Legal Medicine
  • A member of the American Association for Justice and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association 

While no course of treatment for a disease or illness guarantees a successful outcome, failing to properly monitor a patient can certainly make their situation far worse. Prompt action when a patient isn’t responding well to treatment can make a big difference in their long-term health. 

If you’ve been hurt or injured because your medical team failed to monitor you, call JusticeRx so we can examine the facts of your case and determine whether it rises to the level of medical malpractice. If we determine it does, we’ll relentlessly pursue justice for you by holding the negligent parties financially accountable for the harm they caused.

How Do Failure to Monitor Errors Happen?  

According to a Johns Hopkins study, more than 250,000 people die each year as a result of medical errors. These mistakes can take many forms, including misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose, medication errors, and failure to monitor.    

Failure to monitor errors can include:

  • Releasing a patient from the hospital too soon after treatment
  • Failing to monitor a patient who is under anesthesia or taking prescription drugs
  • Failure to monitor a patient’s vital signs while under the provider’s care
  • Failing to order necessary lab tests during treatment
  • Failing to adequately review test results

Failure to monitor results in serious consequences. An anesthesiologist failing to monitor a patient’s vital signs during surgery can result in the patient’s death. If an OB-GYN doesn’t keep close tabs on a pregnant patient, signs of preeclampsia or gestational diabetes may go unnoticed.

Many of the negative effects of failing to properly monitor patients can be prevented if providers live up to the standard of care required of them. While we can’t undo the error that caused your physical and emotional injuries, JusticeRx can get you the financial relief you deserve so you can begin to heal from those injuries.  

Who Is Liable for Failure To Monitor Errors?

Pursuing a medical malpractice lawsuit for a failure to monitor error can be complex. You have to prove that your injury was directly caused by the failure to monitor and that the error resulted from negligence. Then you must be able to prove you suffered damages as a result of that error. 

Normally, the treating physician has the responsibility for monitoring a patient’s medical treatment and progress. However, the doctor also relies on other medical team members to monitor the patient, so more than one person could be liable for these types of errors. 

If you believe you’ve been injured by a failure to monitor error in Chicago, we’ll investigate your claim to identify each and every person whose negligence contributed to your injury. 

Aside from your primary doctor, other parties who could be liable include the following:

  • The surgeon who performed your surgery
  • A doctor or nurse who administered your anesthesia during surgery 
  • OB-GYN or midwife
  • Post-operative nurses
  • Staff and hospital where you received your treatment

Your medical providers not only have a duty to provide you with competent treatment, but they must also continue to monitor your progress to see how you’re responding to the treatment. When they fail to do so, the results can be devastating. 

With some exceptions, the Illinois statute of limitations generally requires you to file a medical malpractice lawsuit within two years. If you’ve been harmed by a failure to monitor error, you should talk to our experienced legal team as soon as you can so you don’t risk missing this and other important deadlines.

Schedule a Free Consultation With a Medical Malpractice Attorney To Discuss a Failure to Monitor Error

Failure to monitor errors can take a physical and emotional toll on you, as well as cause financial strain. Your injuries may require extensive and expensive medical care, and you may not be able to work in the meantime. 

JusticeRx believes that while you may have to suffer the physical pain that comes with failure to monitor errors, you shouldn’t have to endure the financial agony as well. You have rights, and we’ll help you assert them.

Contact us today to arrange a free and confidential case evaluation. We’ll put our legal and medical knowledge to work for you and fight hard to get you the compensation you need.