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Hospital Monitor Alarm Fatigue Medical Malpractice

Posted by Frank Spector | Jul 01, 2013 | 0 Comments

With the advances in technology, patients in a hospital are monitored with machines that can alert a nurse or doctor of  a problem.

One dangerous concern is that with so many alarms beeping in a hospital, there can be what is known as alarm fatigue. Nurses and doctors sometimes turn the alarm volume down or simply ignore the alarm all together.  This can lead to tragic results if there is an emergency and no  one responds to the alarm's warning.

Hospitals like Johns Hopkins have studied the issue and come up with protocols to review alarm procedures.

Unfortunately, we have had clients contact us about family members who sustained severe injury when an alarm was not responded to.

If you suspect medical malpractice from a failure to respond to an alarm, call us toll free at 1-800-299-HURT. Or you can fill out the contact form on this page or on any page of our website.

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