Substances such as narcotics and alcohol slow response time and hinder good judgment. This is exactly why you expect your doctor, nurse or other hospital staff to refrain from using when they are providing health care to Kansas families. Alarmingly, recent studies show that alcohol usage is raging among healthcare professionals while they are either on-duty or on-call. In addition, prescription narcotics have also been found in use as well. In Wichita or other Kansas cities, drunk doctors are dangerous.
Putting your safety in their impaired hands can lead to serious injury or even death. If you or a loved one has suffered at the hands of an impaired healthcare professional, you may have grounds for a Kansas medical malpractice lawsuit. Several common medical malpractice issues include:
Errors in the ER
Mistakes in surgery
Delayed or missed diagnosis
Error in medication
If you believe you suffered at the hands of an impaired healthcare professional, it is important to seek legal advice. An attorney can conduct a detailed investigation of your injuries and case and determine if substance abuse played a role. If you experienced injury from substance abuse of your healthcare professional, you deserve compensation for your suffering. The lawyers at Ray Hodge and Associates will take all necessary steps to make sure you receive compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and personal pain and suffering. Call us today for your free consultation at 269-1414.
Ray Hodge & Associates proudly represents victims and their families across the state of Kansas, including Wichita, Andover, Derby, Goddard, Haysville, Mulvane, Rose Hill, Newton, El Dorado and Hutchinson. Call today for a free consultation all over the state of Kansas. We have proudly served clients in Sedgwick, Butler, Sumner, Harvey, Kingman and Reno Counties.