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Could Video Help Reduce Medical Malpractice?


Some experts believe that video recording surgical procedures would reduce medical malpractice mistakes and improve patient care. Martin Makary and Timothy Pawlik, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine professors, believe that video recording a procedure would hold the physicians and medical staff accountable, and could also be used as an educational tool for other providers.

A procedure was recorded on accident last year by a patient on his cell phone. While he attempted to record the after-care instructions he had in fact recorded the whole procedure. When he returned home, he discovered the recording on his phone and the medical providers are heard insulting the patient and admitting to having misdiagnosed him in medical records. The patient was awarded compensation after he sued for medical malpractice.

Medical providers are responsible to treat patients with an acceptable level of care, and unfortunately, thousands of times a year the care is less than acceptable. Birth injuries, misdiagnosis, and surgical errors are examples of medical malpractice that can further injure a patient and even result in death. Any patient that believes they were the victim of medical malpractice should consult a skilled St. Louis medical malpractice attorney to determine the appropriate course of action.

The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth have over a century of combined legal experience. Our attorneys believe that you should receive the medical treatment and care that you deserve, and when medical malpractice occurs, we will fight aggressively to hold all parties accountable. Contact our office today to speak with an experienced attorney regarding your case.

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