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Doctors work while ill despite knowing hazards

A lot of medical practitioners in the U.S. admitted to going to work while ill, even while understanding the risk this may pose to patients, Reuters reported on June 6.

In the 536 children hospital medical practitioners surveyed, 83 percent stated that they reported to work in 2014 even when they were ill, although over 95 percent of the responders, which included doctors, midwives, nurses, and medical assistants, believed that this practice put patients at risk. A Houston doctor who commented on the research stated that cancer and transplant patients are at particular risk when sick medical workers are around. The study was headed by Julia Szymczak and published in JAMA Pediatrics.

If your medical condition worsened due to a sick doctor, or a doctor’s illness contributed to medical mistakes that harmed you, the Danville attorneys at Spiros Law, P.C., may work on your behalf for financial compensation from those responsible. Call us today at (217) 443-4343 to begin taking action.