Medical Malpractice Lawyers Kingston
Neinsteins’ medical malpractice lawyers can help Kingston residents pursuing a medical malpractice claim
Many industries are facing changes with new technology being introduced into workplaces. Healthcare is no different with doctors and nurses needing to adapt to new surgical equipment or innovations to test and treat diseases and illnesses.
A refractionist, an optometrist who specializes in in refractions in the eye, with offices in Kingston, Napanee and Picton was found guilty of medical malpractice by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario disciplinary committee, according to the Kingston Whig-Standard.
During the misconduct case, it was discovered that the 74-year-old doctor didn’t use current technology to measure the amount of fluid in the eye, but rather chose to use his finger. An anonymous expert ophthalmologist said the refractionist’s method had been discredited over the last century.
“Dr. Wales’ care of these patients demonstrates a lack of knowledge, skill and judgment of such a nature and to an extent that he is unfit to continue to practise or that his practice should be restricted,” said the decision. “The deficiencies he displays are current. Accordingly, the committee finds Dr. Wales incompetent.”
While doctors feel comfortable performing older medical tests or treatments that were taught in medical school, similar to any professional, they should be constantly updating their skills. Technology and research is always happening and in many cases, these new innovations assist physicians in their line of work.
But there is a risk of using new technology. Health care institutions need to ensure that healthcare workers are using it the technology appropriately and that they have enough practice on it to feel comfortable.
Many hospitals in the US have adopted the da Vinci surgical system, which Canadian hospitals have been slower to accept. But recent studies found that one issue with the minimally invasive robotic surgical system is that there’s no standard of hours to ensure that doctors are well versed in its use before performing surgery. Not enough practice can lead to surgical errors, which regardless of the method can lead to devastating consequences for patients, which could greatly impact their quality of life.
Medical malpractice lawyers pursue justice on the victims’ behalf. In many medical malpractice cases, a victim’s injury is through no fault of their own and a medical malpractice lawyer can help them pursue a claim. It’s important that healthcare professionals are held accountable for their actions and with the expertise of a medical malpractice lawyer that can be done.
Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers’ medical malpractice lawyers have years of experience in handling a wide range of medical malpractice cases. You want a medical malpractice lawyer handling your case since they’re well versed in both the medical and legal fields.
If you don’t know who to turn to, contact one of Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers’ medical malpractice lawyers for a free consultation. There will be no obligations when you come in and you’ll have access to a medical malpractice lawyer who will assess your situation and inform you of your options.
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