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Doctors and Nurses Are Responsible For Charting Completely & Accurately in DC Area Hospitals

| Frank R. Kearney |

Without Good Systems in Place, Hospitals are More Likely to Make Charting Mistakes Charting Mistakes at DC Area Hospitals Can Be Malpractice

Charting errors are common in hospitals in the DC, MD, and VA region – in fact, across the country it is one of the most common medical malpractice errors that occur in hospital settings. Sometimes the error can be small, and sometimes the charting error can be catastrophic. For example, having the wrong diagnosis or the wrong medications or doses on a patient’s chart can mean incorrect treatment, medication overdoses, or administering the wrong medications altogether can cause serious injury or even death.

Proper Follow-Up and Checklists Can Prevent Medical Mistakes From Becoming Catastrophic

Many times chart errors don’t lead to medical malpractice claims because hospitals, doctors, and nurses should have a system of follow-up to spot and correct errors. But sometimes charting errors get repeated and do cause serious harm to the patient and medical malpractice claims. Sometimes in a hospital, the patient is seen by a medical student or intern who actually makes the error. And the resident, chief resident, attending doctor, consultant, etc just pass it on and no one stops to do quality control checks on the charts. When this happens, it’s called a violation of Patient Safety Rules because there was not a system in place to keep catastrophe from happening.

If Patient Safety Rules Were Violated, You May Want To File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

We can give you information that will help patients recognize and prevent medical malpractice, like 7 Symptoms of Medical Malpractice: How You Can Recognize, Stop and Avoid Medical Mistakes. It’s a great and popular starting point for anyone trying to make sense of a serious injury that took place in a hospital. Still, these reports give general information and the best advice you can get for your unique situation is to speak to a medical malpractice attorney with experience handling cases like your own.

Contact Our Experienced Medical Malpractice Lawyers Frank Kearney and Keith Donahoe Today

If you or someone you know has had a medical error harm them in DC, MD, or VA, give us a call at 202-393-3320 and our medical malpractice attorneys may be able to help you and your family today. Frank Kearney and Keith Donahoe have a proven track record of helping people just like you with catastrophic injuries that happened at the hospital; brain damage, birth injuries like cerebral palsy, septic shock, paralysis, and more. Nobody should have to walk through this alone, and nobody should have to pay for mistakes the doctor or hospital system made. Contact us today to see how we can help you recover what you lost.

by Frank R. Kearney, Attorney-at-Law

Experienced DC Workers’ Comp, Long Term Disability & Accident Lawyer,

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