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Texas Medical Malpractice Caused by Exhaustion

It is a well-known fact that nurses and doctors often work more hours in a week than the average person. They are often worked to the point of exhaustion. For these health professionals it becomes an excepted part of their job as they learn to deal with it.

Health professionals that work long hours may become over tired and exhausted, but it doesn’t end there. They are not always the only ones that are affected by their fatigue. Too many times, it becomes the patient that is directly affected by their fatigue. Some of the ways that you may be affected by an exhausted healthcare worker in Dallas are:

  • Problem solving – Health professionals are often posed with problems to which they are required to find solutions. Their ability to problem solve diminishes as their fatigue gets worse.
  • Communication – Communication between patients and health care professionals, as well as between the health care professionals themselves, is vital to the health and safety of the patient. It becomes more difficult to properly communicate while fatigued or exhausted.
  • Detail – Health care requires a great deal of attention to the details of medications, treatments and procedures. The ability to pay attention to detail diminishes with the increase of fatigue.
  • Inattentiveness – Health care professionals who work multiple 24-hour shifts are twice as likely to be inattentive to their patients.  

If you have been affected by medical negligence in Dallas, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact a Dallas medical malpractice lawyer at Guajardo & Marks  to discuss your legal options. Call 972-774-9800 today for a free consultation.