Neglect, Falls, and Medication, Procedure, and Identity Errors
Nursing errors can be devastating or fatal for patients who have placed their trust in the care of the trained medical professionals who sometimes fail them. Although errors are common, that does not absolve responsibility for the errors.
Nurses are trained and expected to be able to function well in the fast-paced, stressful environments that they work in. When nurses make errors, it may be considered medical malpractice. Attorney David A. Sims represents victims who have been injured by nursing errors. Contact our law office if you believe that you or a loved one has been victimized by nursing errors.
Some types of nursing errors include:
- Allowing Distractions to Disrupt a MedicalProcedure
- Failure to Check Patient Status Every Hour
- Failure to Decontaminate/Disinfect
- Failure to Remind Peers and Superiors to Correct Neglectful Practices
- Failure to Rotate Immobile Patients
- Failure to Verify Patient Identity
- Failure to Confirm Absence of Reactions/Allergies
- Failure to Confirm Diagnosis
- Neglecting to Update Medication List
- Neglecting to Record All Health Information, Medications Given, Actions, Changes in Health/Medications/Doctor’s Orders
- Neglecting to Confirm Accurate Height and Weight
- Medication Errors
- Neglect of Patient Body, Bedding, and Medical Device Hygiene/Aseptic technique
- Neglecting to Have Patient Feel Comfortable Making Requests
- Poor Hand Hygiene/Sterile Procedures
It is normal and human to make errors. If a nurse makes an error, it must be disclosed to the supervisor immediately. Corrective actions, if necessary, can then be taken and damage may be mitigated.
Injuries, damages, and losses may be limited or prevented if disclosed immediately. However, the longer a situation is allowed to continue without disclosure or correction, the more likely that the outcome will be increasingly negative. If the situation is severe enough, it may be considered gross negligence.
If a nursing error has caused an injury for you or your loved one, we can help. We will discover what went wrong and whether negligent medical malpractice was involved in your case. If so, we will fight to get you all of the legal compensation that you need to recover and get on with your life.
Call Attorney David A. Sims for a free initial consultation to discuss your claim: (304) 428-5291.