We depend on doctors and other health care professionals in emergency situations. In truth, we depend on them just as much in non-emergency medical situations. However, there are times when doctors and other medical professionals rush the care that they provide patients. This happens for a variety of reasons, but it can ultimately cause significant harm. At the Weitz Firm, our dedicated team is standing by to help when you need a Philadelphia rushed healthcare malpractice attorney. If you or a loved one have received inadequate care because a medical professional went too fast when handling your care, let us help secure any compensation you may be entitled to.

What is “rushed” healthcare?

Most people realize that medical professionals are busy. Hospitals, doctor’s offices, and other medical facilities are usually hectic places. Far too often, doctors and other medical professionals are pulled in various directions at once while they work through diagnosing patients, treating patients, helping patients recover, and sending them back home with proper discharge orders and prescriptions.

However, there are times when some hospitals and physicians are driven by revenue. This can lead to rushed medical care. If medical professionals have to work at a high rate of speed to create a higher patient turnover rate, this can lead to an imbalance between adequate patient care and the proper functioning of the facility.

One thing is certain – when medical care is needlessly rushed, patients will eventually suffer.

What are the dangers of rushed healthcare?

Information provided by researchers at Johns Hopkins University shows us that medical mistakes are the third leading cause of death across the country. These researchers say that around 250,000 people lose their lives each year due to preventable medical errors. Rushed healthcare in Philadelphia can lead to any number of mistakes occurring, including the following:

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Failure to diagnose an injury or illness
  • Prescription medication errors
  • Surgical mistakes
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Failure to obtain informed consent
  • Failure to prevent patient falls
  • Healthcare-acquired infections
  • Birth injuries and obstetrical mistakes

When a medical provider has established a relationship with a patient, commonly referred to as the doctor-patient relationship, they have established a duty of care known as the “medical standard of care.” If a medical professional fails to provide an adequate medical standard of care because they are in a hurry to get a patient out the door, this could constitute medical malpractice.

Call our Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyer today

If you or somebody you care about has been injured because a medical professional rushed your care, contact an attorney as soon as possible. At the Weitz Firm, we have extensive experience handling complex medical malpractice cases, and we are ready to work on your behalf today. Our attorneys will work to secure full compensation for your losses, which can include the following:

  • Total compensation for your medical bills
  • Income if you cannot work
  • Any household out-of-pocket expenses
  • Loss of quality of life damages
  • Pain and suffering damages

When you need a Philadelphia rushed healthcare malpractice attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 267-587-6240.

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