When you visit a hospital, you are at your most vulnerable. You attend at the hospital with the understanding that you will be cared for, treated, and leave in a better condition than when you arrived. Unfortunately, this is not always the case and patients can sometimes leave the hospital in a worse condition than when they arrived.
If this has happened, you may have a basis for a medical negligence claim against a hospital and its nursing staff.
Nurses are held to a standard of care just as doctors are. If a nurse’s conduct falls below that standard of care, they may be sued for negligence. Because most nurses are employees of hospitals, hospitals are often named as a defendant in nursing malpractice claims.
Nursing negligence can include the following:
- Failure to triage a patient
- Failure to monitor a patient’s medical condition
- Failure to respond to changes in a patient’s medical condition
- Failure to follow up on medical test results
- Failure to properly administer medication
- Failure to chart or advise of changes in a patient’s medical condition
- Injuring a patient with medical equipment
Just as hospitals may be responsible for the actions of nurses, hospitals may also be responsible for the actions of its other employees such as X-Ray technicians, pharmacists, surgical assistants, and porters.
At Law Fifty One, we care about your well-being and ensuring that you or your loved one get the best representation possible during these difficult times. We will work closely with doctors, treatment providers, and therapists to ensure that you or your loved one receive the best treatment possible while looking after your claim. Our mission is to ensure that you or your loved one can concentrate on recovering without having to deal with the daily stress of a medical malpractice claim. At Law Fifty One we are here to help you every step of the way.
Call Law Fifty One now at: 403-457-6727 today for a free consultation and for more information on how to get your medical negligence claim started. Alternatively you can send us a quick message with your query