Helping The Injured Get The Compensation They Deserve
While a doctor is usually in charge of our medical care, nurses are often responsible for carrying out many of the doctor's orders and monitoring the health of patients. But when nurses are negligent and don't do their jobs properly, patients can be hurt. The medical malpractice lawyers at Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC help the injured recover financial compensation.
It's not unusual for nurses to actually spend more time with a patient than the doctor. Nurses are often charged with checking vital signs, monitoring medication intake and making note of any changes in a patient's condition. But like doctors, nurses are held to a standard of care, and when that standard is not followed, serious injury or death can result.
Examples of nurse malpractice include:
- Failure to properly monitor vital signs (such as blood pressure and heart rate)
- Failure to notify physician of a change in condition in a timely manner
- Giving the wrong dosage of medication
- Failure to communicate patient concerns to doctor
- Ignoring or improperly following doctor notes or orders
- Following the wrong patient chart or orders
- Not following hospital protocol or policies
In general, nurse malpractice is when a nurse fails to perform his or her duties properly, and that failure results in harm to the patient. This may result in a patient's condition getting worse, or a patient being harmed in another way.
Experienced representation that gets results
As with other types of medical malpractice, victims of nurse malpractice could be left seriously injured. Medical expenses can add up quickly, and patients may be left unable to work because of their injury. Patients can suffer other damages, as well.
Establishing negligence in nursing malpractice cases can be difficult. In some cases, a doctor or hospital may be at least partially at fault. Our legal team does a complete investigation to find out what happened. We know where to look for evidence and will identify all negligent parties in your case.
If you or a loved one suffered harm as a result of nurse malpractice in Central New York, contact us today for a free consultation. We will meet with you, listen to what happened and go over your legal options. We can also answer any questions you have.