Nursing negligence can result in significant injuries and wrongful death in a variety of situations. When you visit your your local hospital, your doctor, an emergency room, or have surgery you are entrusting your health, well-being and your life to nurses and other medical professionals. In the event that the nurses assisting in your care are negligent, you or your family members may be left with significant medical expenses, funeral expenses and long term care expenses.
Many people become victims of nursing negligence, especially in large facilities such as emergency rooms, doctors offices and hospital wards that are subject to becoming very busy and crowded. When nurses are caring for many patients at one time, or when the nurse to patient ratio is inadequate, the patient can suffer from serious injuries or wrongful death due to negligence.
A nurse may be found to be negligent if, for example:
- The nurse fails to take your blood pressure or other vital signs at a routine doctor’s office visit and you later suffer from a stroke or other adverse effect from high blood pressure
- The nurse fails to properly clean or sterilize his or her equipment, or uses equipment or instruments used on other patients and you contract a serious illness, disease or injury as a result
- The nurse incorrectly enters information into your chart or fails to enter information into your chart, resulting in substantial injuries or other adverse effects
- The nurse fails to alert the doctor of changing medical status, causing substantial injury or wrongful death as a result of non-treatment
If you suspect that you or a loved one was the victim of nursing negligence, it is essential that you speak to a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. The Rossman Law Group is a group of experienced and compassionate attorneys who have a proven track record in representing victims of nursing negligence and their families.
We will fight for your right to receive adequate compensation for your suffering and losses. Call us today to schedule a consultation.