Medical equipment in the hospital and doctor’s office setting is relied upon more and more for the life and safety of the patient. Equipment monitors patient’s vital signs and is sometimes designed to administer life-sustaining treatments. It is crucial that hospital equipment and medical devices used by hospital personnel is properly maintained and checked for potential failures because faulty monitoring can lead to serious harm or death.
Equipment failure in a hospital setting is a form of medical malpractice. Over the years, Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP, has been successful in proving mechanical failure as the cause of death or injury to many patients.
What The Hospital Should Have Done
Many monitoring devices must be equipped with a failure mode or an audible alarm, which can alert physicians and hospital personnel in the event of any malfunction. It is of utmost importance that hospitals follow their regulations and a proper standard of care with regard to checking that machines properly function and that machines are safe for patient use.
If you suspect that your or your loved one’s injury could have been prevented if medical equipment was properly maintained, discuss your case with our New York City lawyers. We can assist you by having our legal and investigative team immediately preserve the records or the evidence of any faulty equipment involved in your medical care.
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