So you know that distracted driving is an issue in Camden and across the country, but what about distracted doctoring? Yes, doctors have smartphones too, but do they actually get distracted by their smartphones while they are performing procedures or prescribing medicine? Yes, unfortunately, it happens and it may happen more often than you think.
Doctors rely on their smartphones in their medical practice in a number of ways. They use their phones to write prescriptions, review and refer to research, they look at electronic health records, and communicate with colleagues via text messaging and video conferencing. There are many healthcare apps that doctors use and easy access to medical information can make their practice much more efficient. But what happens when a doctor decides to text his wife about dinner plans or checks Facebook on his phone while in the operating room and a patient is injured as a result?
Distracted doctor cases may be more common than you think and the facts of the cases are often extremely disturbing. See below for some examples of distracted doctor cases.
Smartphone use may not prove medical malpractice occurred, but it can certainly be used as supporting evidence in a medical malpractice case. If you have been injured due to medical malpractice, contact a Camden distracted doctor attorney at The Weitz Firm, LLC. We will review the facts of your case including your medical records. We will question witnesses and seek smartphone activity records. If you have been injured due to a medical professional’s negligent activity, you deserve to be fully compensated and our team will work to see that happen.