A survey published recently showed that many hospital workers acknowledge going to work even when they are ill, an article by Reuters stated on June 6.
Among the 536 medical workers surveyed at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, researchers headed by Julia Szymczak found that 83 percent admitted to going to work last year while suffering from symptoms of illness. Though the majority of the respondents believed that patients are put at risk when they do this, an estimated nine percent admitted going to work sick last year as much as five times. Dr. Jeffrey Starke, who wrote a commentary on the research, admitted that hospitals do not screen workers for illness as they do visitors – and this is something that should change.
The lawyers of the Abel Law Firm believe that you need the best care possible when admitted to the hospital. If your doctor is sick, he or she may pass along an illness that worsens your medical condition or make careless mistakes. If you have been the victim of medical mistakes or negligence, call our offices today at 405-239-7046 to discuss your legal options for recourse.