Nikola Djordjevic https://thehighcourt.co 1m 264
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Doctors are often held in such high esteem that some even consider them gods who accomplish incredible medical feats over the course of their careers. But there are times when shortcomings enter the picture, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has resulted in the onslaught of cases and countless patients hoping to receive treatment. This left physicians and other medical workers exhausted and overworked which, in turn, increased the chances of medical mistakes.
Frontline healthcare workers have been risking their lives day in and day out. Resources and manpower got depleted, hospitals are operating in full capacity, and some doctors are even forced to work outside their scope of practice. On top of that, they have to worry about the consequences of their actions. Medical malpractice is a serious mistake that should be avoided at all costs, but the reality is far from ideal. Medical doctors are still learning how to deal with the deadly virus as they go, relying mostly on the trial and error method.
Fortunately, the country’s Department of Health and Human Services has amended the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act) that aims to protect the healthcare workers during the pandemic. For many, however, medical malpractice lawsuits stem from inadequate communication between doctors and patients. There’s a great need for doctors to practice good bedside manners that can help in cultivating a better patient-doctor relationship.
Are you eager to learn more about the medical malpractices during the pandemic? If your answer is “yes,” go ahead and read on about the 22 Painful Medical Malpractice Statistics for 2020.