Understaffing Can Result in Medical Malpractice

December 2015

There are many reasons that medical errors occur. One of the errors that may not be obvious at the outset of a medical error is the staffing of the hospital.  A hospital has duty to its patients to adequately staff the hospital.  The failure to adequately staff a hospital can lead to medical malpractice.  The staff of the hospital is on the front line of medical care.  The medical staff tends to the patient's needs, prepares medical records and administers medication.  A hospital should maintain an approrpriate patient to staff ratio.  If a hospital does not have adequate staff to handle the workload,medical errors can occur.  

If you have been injured due to the negligence of a hospital or medical staff, you should consult with legal counsel.  At Herrick & Hart, we offer a free consultation on personal injury cases.