Intoxication and Medical Malpractice
Just as alcohol can cause drivers to cause serious and potentially devastating accidents, doctors operating and working under the influence of alcohol can make serious errors that may have debilitating effects on their patients. More than any other profession, doctors and nurses have to be mentally and physically ready to treat their patients. When these professionals choose to work under the influence of alcohol or drugs, they are putting innocent lives at risk for suffering a serious and possibly life-altering injury.
At Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers, our San Antonio medical malpractice lawyers are dedicated to helping you hold negligent doctors and medical professionals responsible for their actions. For more information about your case and how you may be able to recover financial compensation, contact us today at (210) 999-9999 to schedule a free consultation.
Dangers of Intoxicated Medical Professionals
When doctors are not 100 percent attentive and prepared for their job, they could make serious mistakes in diagnosing and treating patients. If your doctor treats you while under the influence, he or she could be affected in the following ways:
- Miss symptoms and signs during diagnosis
- Have compromised motor skills (especially with surgeons)
- Perform the wrong treatment
- Make mistakes when taking notes or writing prescription details
If a doctor caused you to suffer by making these or other errors, whether under the influence or not, you may be able to get financial compensation to help pay for medical expenses, lost wages, and emotional trauma.
A doctor or medical professional who performs their job under the influence of alcohol or drugs ought to be held responsible for the consequences of their actions. Call our San Antonio medical malpractice attorneys of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers today at (210) 999-9999 to discuss your case.