When you or a family member seeks the help and guidance of a medical team, you trust that you will be in good hands. The thought of being a victim of medical malpractice in Texas, Oklahoma, or Arkansas is unthinkable. As a patient, you know that doctor errors are a possibility. After all, a doctor is only human. Still, when your physician does not do his part to provide you the best possible care in a way that will minimize your risk for complications, you have rights.

To help protect patient rights, the American Medical Association recently released a list of five patient safety guidelines for your doctor to follow. These patient safety guidelines are designed to keep you and your family as safe as possible throughout your experience receiving medical care and to help prevent medical negligence in Oklahoma, Texas, or Arkansas.

To keep you informed as a patient, here are the five patient safety guidelines your doctor should follow to provide you with the best possible care with minimal risk of error:

  1. A thorough assessment of the patient’s health
  2. Goals set to determine a clear outcome in the care provided
  3. Self-management that allows patients to have access to the resources they need outside of hospital or doctor care.
  4. Access to medicine to regularly maintain their health
  5. Coordination among physicians to provide the best all-around care possible to patients

If you feel your doctor did not follow these patient safety guidelines and your family has become the victim of medical malpractice in Oklahoma, Texas, or Arkansas, you may need the help of a Dallas medical negligence attorney. Contact us today at 214-556-4550 or toll free at 888-809-4681 to learn more about your potential claim and how we may be able to help you get the compensation you deserve.