Nurses and Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice is the negligence or failure of a medical professional to perform a certain aspect of their job that results in harm to the patient under their care. However, many people do not realize that they can sue other medical professionals for negligence besides physicians, such as nurses. According to the United States Department of Health & Human Services, medical malpractice reports were filed against over 18,000 nurses in 2003 alone.
Nurses need to be held liable for their negligence and mistakes just like any other medical practitioner. If you or someone you know suffered because of a nurse’s careless or irresponsible behavior, contact the tenacious Detroit medical malpractice lawyers of Ravid & Associates, P.C., at (866) 644-6587 today.
Common Nursing Errors
Nurses are licensed medical professionals, so it is part of their job to provide appropriate care to their patients. However, nurses can often make mistakes, some of which may be harmful or even fatal for the patient. Some nursing errors include:
- Failure to accurately assess serious changes in a patient’s medical condition
- Failure to notify the proper authority when a serious change happens in a patient
- Medication errors, such as improper administration or giving the wrong medication
- Documentation errors
- Improper use of a medical tool
- Inappropriate touching of patients
Many of these accidents can lead to additional problems for their patients. In some cases, the mistakes made could lead to a worsened health condition or death.
If you have been harmed by a negligent or reckless nurse, you may be entitled to compensation. Our knowledgeable and experienced Detroit medical malpractice attorneys are here to help. Contact Ravid & Associates, P.C., at (866) 644-6587 today to discuss your case.