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What Causes Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, nurse, or other healthcare provider makes an error that another similarly qualified professional would not.

Given the amount of education and training that healthcare providers have, one has to wonder how instances of medical malpractice happen at all.

Below, our Memphis personal injury attorneys discuss some of the factors that contribute to the prevalence of medical malpractice.

A Hospital’s Culture Affects Safety

There is no doubt that hospitals are busy places. Doctors and nurses often rush from patient to patient and spend little time with each of them.

While this does not excuse medical malpractice, it does explain why such errors happen on such a scale.

As such, the common factors that contribute to medical malpractice include:

  • Understaffing
  • Long hours
  • Stress
  • Poor communication
  • Poor organization of medical records
  • Sheer negligence

Harmed by Medical Malpractice? Contact Us Today

If you or someone you love has been harmed by an instance of medical malpractice, we’re here to help you seek justice.

Our Memphis attorneys are passionate about protecting patients’ rights and standing up to large hospitals and insurance companies for them.

Contact Gatti, Keltner, Bienvenu & Montesi, PLC today at (901) 526-2126 to schedule a free consultation.