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Medical Equipment Malpractice Negligence Part I

Medical Equipment Malpractice Negligence Part I

Medical Equipment

Medical malpractice negligence can involve a number of different individuals, including doctors, physician assistants, specialists, nurses, midwives, and medical technicians. And while in many instances the liability lies with more than one medical professional at the same time, there is another arena for consideration: medical equipment used for testing. From development to maintenance, and from use to interpretation of test results, a sea of potential errors due to medical equipment malpractice negligence involving liable parties exists.

In addition to operator error and misread or misinterpreted results are medical equipment errors. Broken or malfunctioning parts, electrical issues, power failures, software problems, and a lack of proper, timely maintenance are just some of the scenarios with the potential to produce improper results that negatively affect patients and can lead to medical equipment malpractice negligence.

New hires without sufficient or proper training, or both, may lend to the likelihood for errors to occur or equipment problems to be overlooked and therefore unreported to the appropriate parties for resolution. It can also create a cause for alarm in patients. One example would be when a newborn baby receives a hearing test from an medical employee who is not well versed in using the auditory testing equipment and who reports that the infant is likely deaf, when in fact that is not the case.

Medical equipment in any branch of medicine is potentially susceptible. This includes internal medicine, cardiology, ophthalmology, cancer diagnostics, and other branches of medicine that consistently utilize scans for diagnosis and treatment.

In provable cases of medical equipment malpractice negligence in which legal action will be taken, selecting an expert lawyer or legal team in a timely manner and providing as much information and as many facts as possible is essential. Doing so helps build a solid case and provide justice and maximum compensation for victims.

Noted record-setting attorney Richard “Bo” Sharp, Esq. and Mallard & Sharp, P.A.’s legal team are dedicated to providing clients with the path to justice and financial recovery. The firm continually handles cases that involve medical malpractice negligence, birth injuries, negligent security, and related issues as well as any other acts of negligence that cause catastrophic injuries or wrongful death to individuals.

For more information or to inquire about hiring expert legal representation for a potential case involving medical equipment malpractice negligence, contact Mallard & Sharp, P.A. at 305-461-4800.

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