Doctor Fatigue and Medical Errors

A lot of people don't realize just how many hours some doctors log in before they go home for a good night's rest. If your doctor is sleep-deprived, can you trust him or her to make life and death decisions for you or your family? Should hospitals allow residents to make snap decisions after ...
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Doctor Fatigue and Medical Errors
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Bostwick & Peterson is one of the most well-known medical malpractice and personal injury law firms throughout the entire nation. They have acquired well over $500 million for clients in San Francisco over the years, in addition to holding many state and national record for some of the verdicts and settlements achieved on behalf of injury victims. At their office, they understand that being faced with a serious injury or the wrongful death of your beloved family member due to the irresponsible actions of a medical professional will be complex and emotionally tiring. When you decide to work with an experienced San Francisco personal injury attorney from their office for your medical malpractice case, you know that you are choosing to work with a team that has over 60 years of experience.

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