Many South Carolina patients feel nervous before undergoing a medical procedure. It’s not uncommon for one to worry about dealing with an unplanned injury when something goes wrong during a procedure or during recovery. Fortunately, medical procedures do usually go as planned and patients are able to recover fully in most cases. When something does go wrong, however, and a patient is injured due to medical malpractice, the results can be devastating. Some hospitals are now using artificial intelligence and other technology to reduce these types of injuries.
Using AI to prevent injuries
Artificial intelligence can be used in many ways in a health care setting. Some hospitals use this type of technology to assess risks before performing certain medical procedures. Algorithms can be used to determine if a patient is at risk of falling during recovery or of developing an infection or blood clot.
Health care facilities are also using AI to scan EMRs to ensure that patients are receiving the proper medications. These algorithms can help prevent medication errors based on a patient’s past medical history and current conditions. This may prevent providers from prescribing medications that may negatively affect the medicines currently being taken by the patient.
Legal rights of medical malpractice victims
When one suffers from an injury due to medical malpractice, the repercussions can be completely life-changing. If the injuries are serious, one may not be able to return to work and may suffer from many changes that can impact one’s quality of life. Victims of medical malpractice injuries have legal rights to seek compensation from the party at fault. South Carolina victims can better understand those rights by consulting with an experienced attorney.