How Communication Errors Can Lead To Medical Injury

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Accurate Information Is Crucial

If you’ve ever played telephone, you know how easy it is for messages to mutate in the line of communication. Medical providers often work as a part of a team, which means there are several junctures at which a miscommunication or lack of communication can have grave consequences for a patient. If you or a loved one has been adversely affected by poor communication in a medical setting, you shouldn’t have to carry the burden of that error alone. Call Shelly Law Offices, LLC, at 267-454-6594 local or 866-214-3323 toll free for a free initial consultation with a lawyer.

How Do Communication Errors Happen?

There are many ways that the chain of communication can fail in a medical setting. Sometimes the one-on-one interaction between doctor and patient is the problem. For example, a doctor may explain a diagnosis to a patient using language the patient doesn’t understand. Other times, an administrative error like swapping records for two patients with similar names can lead to an unwanted result. Other examples of faulty communication include:

  • Nurses failing to relay important information to the doctor
  • Hospital staff failing to communicate important information about patients during shift changes
  • A failure to report the results of a test to a patient

Regardless of where the communication broke down in your case, your health shouldn’t have to suffer for it. If it has, it’s time to call a lawyer.

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You will know more about where you stand after speaking with an experienced medical malpractice attorney. To schedule a free initial consultation with a lawyer at our Doylestown office, call 267-454-6594 local or 866-214-3323 toll free, or write to us online.