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Michigan Inadequate Monitoring Attorney

When we are under the care of a doctor or medical professional, we expect them to exercise due diligence throughout any procedures or conditions we may be experiencing. This includes properly monitoring our state of health to ensure everything is going as planned – and that if complications arise, they can act quickly to remedy that situation.

Unfortunately, in some cases, this does not occur – and patients often find themselves not properly taken care of during pregnancy, a medical procedure, or other health conditions. Inadequate monitoring of a medical situation can lead to serious, sometimes fatal, consequences.

If you or a loved one has suffered due to inadequate monitoring by a doctor in Michigan, please contact the Buchanan firm today to discuss your case. You may be eligible to secure a significant recovery for your damages as a result of the doctor’s negligence with the help of our Grand Rapids injury attorneys.

What is Inadequate Monitoring?

Inadequate monitoring occurs when a doctor, medical professional, or hospital fails to properly keep track of a patient’s health. This is also known as a “failure to monitor” – a situation in which a patient’s health and vital signs should have been monitored but they were not.

In What Situations Does Inadequate Monitoring Occur?

Inadequate monitoring and a failure to monitor commonly occur in a few key situations:

  • A patient checks into an urgent care or an emergency room complaining of various pain and/or symptoms.
  • A patient is undergoing a medical procedure such as surgery.
  • A pregnant patient undergoes regular medical checkups with their obstetrician.

In each situation, inadequate monitoring can present itself in various ways.

  • A patient who is admitted into an ER may receive improper care and monitoring of their health, including incorrect testing and no regular checkups on their vital signs.
  • An anesthesiologist may fail to monitor the levels of anesthesia during a surgical procedure. Similarly, the surgeon tasked with your procedure may not properly monitor the patient for any signs that he or she is under distress.
  • An obstetrician may fail to consistently monitor the health of the fetus, which can include heartbeat, positioning, amniotic fluid levels, and other key health factors. Additionally, they may fail to take in account the health of the mother as well.

The Consequences of Inadequate Monitoring

If a patient who requires constant medical attention is not receiving the attention they deserve, serious consequences can occur. These include:

  • A delayed diagnosis leading to a more advanced complication, such as cancer
  • Surgical errors that can cause health complications
  • Waking up in the middle of a procedure, leading to intense trauma
  • Fetal distress
  • Emergency cesarean sections
  • Wrongful death

If you are pregnant and you or your child are harmed due to inadequate monitoring by a medical professional, please contact our Michigan birth injury lawyers. When a patient requires the care of a doctor, they should expect to get it in a timely, diligent manner. Failure to properly monitor their condition is negligent behavior.

The Buchanan Firm Advantage

Cases involving inadequate monitoring are complex, often with a complicated series of events and timelines that can be confusing to law firms. At the Buchanan Firm, we employ an in-house medical team composed of certified medical professionals with proven clinical experience. These professionals allow us to receive a comprehensive evaluation of your case and your injuries so that we can create a comprehensive legal strategy that is catered to your needs.

Most other law firms request the help of outside medical professionals for their medical malpractice cases. Having a direct line to medical expertise enables us to have a reliable source of trustworthy medical counsel in our own offices, while also allowing us to cut any time and/or costs associated with third-party consultations.

Contact Us Today

If you or a loved one suffered serious complications due to inadequate monitoring, the Michigan med mal lawyers at Buchanan Firm can help you today. Let us lend you the support you deserve in this trying time – we are here to ensure you receive compensation for the negligent actions of another party. Our initial consultations are free and 100% confidential – contact us today and see how we can help.