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Kansas City Medical Malpractice Lawyers Warn About Doctors Who May be Distracted by the Screen

Distraction is not a new topic for our Kansas City personal injury lawyers. We often publish articles and other materials about the dangers of distracted driving, for example. This article is different, however. This article addresses distracted doctoring and whether distractions similar to those that are harming people on the roads are also harming people in medical exam rooms. Quite simply, if a doctor is distracted by a phone, tablet, or other device and thus fails to exercise reasonable care, and that failure results in your injury, it is important to contact an experienced Kansas City medical malpractice lawyer to find out more about your rights.

The Dangers of Distracted Doctors
In December 2011, the New York Times reported on the potential problem that smartphones, tablets, computers and other electronic devices may pose for doctors and patients. The article, which has gained national attention, acknowledges the potential benefits of getting information quickly, but also brings to light the potential problem of doctors who are more focused on the screens than the patients in front of them. Whether a doctor gets caught up in medical research or is doing something egregious, such as shopping or checking Facebook, patients may pay the price and suffer from serious medical mistakes.

Contact a Kansas City Medical Malpractice Lawyer to Learn More
If you believe that you were hurt, or that your doctor made a mistake because he or she was distracted by an electronic device (or other distraction), then it is important to contact an experienced Kansas City medical malpractice attorney at (816) 471- 5111 or (888) 348-2616 to discuss your rights.

Despite the newness of the technology and distraction, the same general rules about medical malpractice in Kansas City apply to your case. To learn more about medical malpractice in Kansas and Missouri, we encourage you to read our FREE book, The Truth About Medical Malpractice Claims, which is available for free on our website.

*Source: As Doctors Use More Devices, Potential for Distraction Grows by Matt Richtel, New York Times, December 14, 2011.
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James Roswold is a Kansas & Missouri personal injury, workers comp, and medical malpractice attorney.

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