Nurses play a major role in the delivery of modern health care. In hospital settings nurses are the eyes and ears of the doctors and are responsible for many important tasks including administering medication and escalating concern about changes in patient condition.
What Is Nurse Negligence?
A nurse is negligent if he or she does not act the way a reasonable nurse would in the same or similar circumstances. If that negligence causes a patient to be injured, the patient may have a malpractice case against the nurse. If a nurse’s negligence causes a patient to die, his or her survivors may have a claim against the nurse for wrongful death. If the nurse is employed by a hospital or other health care facility, the nurse’s employer may be liable as well or instead.
Some common examples of nurse negligence are:
- Doing or saying nothing when action is required
- Injuring a patient with equipment
- Improper administration of medicine
- Failing to follow doctor’s orders
- Failing to monitor a patient
- Carrying out medical procedures without the necessary qualifications
Any of these errors can have serious consequences for the patient, including:
- Organ damage
- Drug toxicity
- Cardiac arrest
If you have been seriously injured or lost a loved one because of the negligence of a nurse, contact the experienced medical malpractice attorneys at Bode & Collins, P.L.C. today. We are here to help.
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