In any profession, including medicine, there are rules propounded by varying organizations. Some are local, some are national and some are international. They don’t carry the same weight everywhere. It is important for your lawyer to have access to credible and careful professionals to discern the difference between rules that don’t apply to any given circumstance and rules that do apply. The rules might be referred to as guidelines, standards, recommendations or even protocols. In cases of infectious diseases, the experts I have spoken with rely heavily on the long-established international sepsis protocols as important safety rules. Here is a link to a story from Connecticut similar to cases I have worked on.
Failure To Follow International Sepsis Protocols as Evidence of Malpractice
Bill Thompson May 20, 2022 Daily, Health, Hospitals, Medical Error, Medical Malpractice, Negligence, Patient Safety, Physicians, Surgery No Comment
Bill Thompson, Jr. is a trial lawyer with extensive experience seeking compensation for serious harm caused by, among others, Hospitals, Physicians and other healthcare providers (Federal and State), Manufacturers of dangerous products and drugs (Ford, General Motors, Michelin, and pharmaceutical companies), Common Carriers (US Airways, Carnival Cruise Lines), Class Actions involving Data Breaches, product liability, Airline Crashes, and any other negligent act leading to harm for many. We have nationwide experience in State and Federal courts, traveling wherever significant cases merit. We are often asked to appear in cases by motion with local partners in places as varied as Michigan, Massachusetts, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and every jurisdiction in Florida.