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Supervision Errors

Doctors Are Responsible for Their Subordinates

In addition to treating patients, doctors are responsible for managing a staff of RNs, LPNs and residents. If the doctor orders a nurse or a resident to perform any procedure, then it is the doctor's responsibility to make sure that he or she knows how to perform the procedure correctly.

Unfortunately, because of staff shortages, many hospitals yield to the temptation to allow staff members to perform procedures which they are neither licensed nor competent to perform. This behavior is often driven by budget concerns, and it is illegal. It puts patients' lives at risk and can result in serious personal injury or wrongful death. Often, it qualifies as medical negligence or medical malpractice.

For more than 30 years, the attorneys of Watson & Carroll PC LLO have helped individuals recover compensation for serious medical injuries and wrongful death claims. Our law office provides experienced, focused and personal representation. To tell your story, please call 402-991-2100 or contact us online today.

If your injury or illness is particularly complicated, then your primary care physician may need to refer you to a specialist. Your primary doctor is responsible for researching that specialist's credentials to make sure he or she is fully qualified to handle your treatment.

Our law firm handles many varieties of staff management and supervision errors, including the failure to:

  • Properly supervise subordinates.
  • Keep staff from practicing beyond license and/or competence.
  • Adequately represent professional competence when accepting a patient from another physician.
  • Verify the qualifications of any specialist to whom they refer a patient.

We will closely examine the circumstances of your case to in an attempt to determine if what went wrong in the course of your medical treatment was due to carelessness. To schedule a free consultation to discuss your case with lawyers Watson & Carroll PC LLO, call 402-991-2100 or contact our firm online today.

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