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How Doctors Working Longer Hours Could Lead to Wrongful Death

Thursday, September 28, 2017

When you go to the hospital for an injury or illness, you expect your medical professionals to not only be competent but knowledgeable as well. However, what you should also expect is for them to be well-rested so they can dedicate themselves fully to your care.

When a doctor works long hours, this can easily lead to fatigue. Think of how you feel after a long and busy workday by the end of that? Now double that and consider how bad that fatigue would be. However, even worse is that some hospitals are now further extending that period.

In the past, doctors could only work, at most, 16 hours per day before they needed to be relieved from their duty. However, now that period has been extended to 24 hours in some hospitals. The idea is that the less information has to be passed on between doctor to doctor leads to fewer errors in patient care. However, what they failed to consider is how this long work period can lead to fatigue. This mental and even physical fatigue, especially on busy days, can easily affect a doctor’s capability for making decisions. Of course, when a doctor makes bad decisions, it could mean that someone loses a life.

If your loved one has recently passed away and you think the hospital or doctors taking care of them were responsible, contact us today. Wrongful death is a serious accusation, but it happens more than everyone would like to believe. Don’t just let your loved one go without getting them justice first.


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