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Tired Doctors Need More Rest According to New York Medical Malpractice Attorney, David Perecman
Date:1/27/2010

Interest in whether tired doctors might be dangerous has reached a point that is difficult to ignore in New York, medical malpractice attorneys say.

New York, NY (PRWEB) January 27, 2010 -- Medical professionals of any kind have an obligation to provide a level of medical care at or above the accepted standards of practice in the medical community. Unfortunately, a number of issues may compromise this standard of care. An overworked or exhausted doctor can cause serious injury to a patient and their actions can lead to an expensive medical malpractice lawsuit says New York medical malpractice attorney David Perecman.

The January 17 New York Post describes a doctor who had been on-call at a hospital for over 24 hours straight. She heard her name over the paging system, but forgot to respond to the call. A woman was left in pain waiting for the exhausted doctor to come.

On another overnight shift, a tired doctor accidentally stuck herself with a needle while drawing blood. During one week, she had logged 120 hours on the job.

Another overtired medical student on a 28-hour shift was unable to calculate a medication dose.

The long hours are a violation of work rules. However, residents and experts say that these hours are commonplace among residents at New York City hospitals. There's little doubt that this practice puts patients at extreme risk. These schedules need to be changed in order to save lives.

New York's medical malpractice attorneys express surprise that hospitals don't do more to provide opportunities for residents to get mo
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