Nursing negligence is a form of medical malpractice resulting in severe or fatal harm to the patient. The most common examples of nursing negligence is failure to adequately monitor a patient, track vital signs and watch for signs of distress. Other examples of nursing negligence include:
- Improper medication (over/under-medication, wrong drug, wrong route of administration, etc.)
- Failure to check for allergies
- Failure to respond to patient needs
- Improper use of medical equipment
- Failure to document potential concerns and complications
- Failure to provide adequate instructions or information
Nurses are held to a strict code of conduct and must provide a specific level of patient care. When a nurse fails to do so and you are injured as a result, you are entitled to hold them, the company they work for, and any other parties who may have played a role in your injury accountable.
Consult With an Attorney
Even when a nursing negligence case seems cut and dry, it is best to talk to an attorney before filing a medical malpractice claim. Med mal claims are infamously challenging to win.
Having an experienced and dedicated legal team on your side improves your chances of a successful claim. It allows for the collection of evidence, the interviewing of witnesses, and the involvement of medical experts who can comb over records to identify all signs of negligence.
Having a lawyer on your side protects you against coercive tactics employed by insurance companies and defense attorneys to settle and waive your right to take legal action. Before you talk to anyone from the other side, schedule a free case review with one our attorneys to learn more about your options, rights, and the best course for your claim.