Medical Malpractice Lawyers Ontario
A Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers medical malpractice lawyer can help Ontario residents looking to explore a medical malpractice claim.
The need for healthcare workers continues to grow as more and more of our country’s population ages. But some healthcare institutions and workers are being overwhelmed by the amount of patients, which can lead to crucial mistakes.
Staff working in the emergency departments face particularly high stress levels and burnout rates due to the high risk cases that arrive at their doors. To prevent these negative effects from affecting a patient’s care, it’s been discovered that communication is key, according to a recent St. Michael’s Hospital study. Communication is particularly important within the first hour of a trauma patient’s care, known as the golden hour.
The recommendations researchers suggest to improve communication include having residents and physicians introduce themselves to any new team members, including nurses in the reassessment and the signing over of patients, discussing the situation with nurses before an assessment and encouraging shared learning opportunities. Nurses should also ensure they’re direct and clear with instructions and ask questions if needed, along with embracing newcomers and engage, partner up or teach their co-workers.
While many of these suggestions are common sense, building up trust and rapport goes a long way in helping a team deal with a high stress situation.
Another issue that’s being explored is studying how improving sleep deprivation affects a doctor’s job performance. While it’s understood that being deprived of sleep affects a person’s ability to perform their job, shorter overnight shifts didn’t translate to less exhausted residents or improve a patient’s safety, according to a Toronto study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
In fact, more preventable adverse events took place during shorter shifts, which could again be caused by communication issues during a handover. When the doctor lacks incomplete information, they are more likely to make mistakes.
A misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis can make a difference in how drastically a person’s life is affected by an illness. A medical malpractice lawyer plays an important role in ensuring that victims receive appropriate compensation. If you feel that a healthcare worker who was caring for you or a loved one missed critical signs that affected their health and well-being, get in touch with a medical malpractice lawyer for a free consultation on your suggested next steps.
Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers’ medical malpractice lawyers focus on offering a level of service which they’d like their loved ones to receive. Our medical malpractice lawyers have a wealth of experience in handling these types of cases, which requires sound knowledge of healthcare protocol and a legal understanding of the service patients should receive. You will want an experienced medical malpractice lawyer advocating on your behalf.
Our medical malpractice lawyers are not only concerned about ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve, but during what may be lengthy proceedings they also want to ensure you’re working toward a healthy recovery.
If you live in Ontario, our medical malpractice lawyers can help.
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