In our previous blog post, we discussed how some superbugs seem to be linked to medical scopes. Even if the scopes were cleaned according to the manufacturer’s instructions, there is still a chance that particles could still remain on the scope and put patients in danger. That fact is a stark reminder that patients are at the mercy of the doctors who are treating them and the equipment manufacturers that make the products used in medical procedures.

No matter what type of equipment is used for your medical care, the doctors and other medical professionals who care for you must be held to the standard of care. This standard of care is the bar that is set for diagnosing and treating patients based on the scope of the doctor’s training, knowledge and experience. When a medical professional fails to uphold that standard of care, patients might choose to seek compensation for medical malpractice.

Substandard care and improperly maintained medical equipment are the fault of the medical professional. Improperly designed medical equipment, such as the scopes mentioned in the previous post, are the fault of the manufacturer. We can help you to determine the facts and elements that you will need to use in your claim for compensation.

When you feel the need to pursue compensation for the substandard medical care you received, you must determine who was at fault. Was it the doctor, the hospital, the nurse, the manufacturer or someone else? That information is crucial and should be on the top of the list of priorities when you decide to seek compensation.