Nursing Malpractice Lawsuit

Medical negligence or medical malpractice claims are filed when the negligent action of a nurse causes an injury. When the nurse does not adequately perform medical duties and causes harm to the patient, a medical malpractice lawsuit can be filed. There are numerous situations where nursing malpractice can occur. Here are the most common:

Medication Errors

According to a doctor’s orders, Administering medication to patients is probably the most frequent task a nurse will perform. A nurse can be liable for malpractice if he or she fails to follow the doctor’s orders and causes an injury to the patient. This includes giving the incorrect dosage, incorrect administration of the medication, or administering the wrong drug. Failure to evaluate side effects and toxicity can also be malpractice. 

Failure to Assess and Monitor a Patient’s Condition

Suppose a patient experiences a sudden medical emergency. In that case, a nurse may be held liable if he or she is negligent by failing to take the proper steps immediately. The nurse should immediately notify the doctor or administer medication if there is a sudden medical emergency. Furthermore, the nurse is also responsible for monitoring the condition of the patient. Suppose the nurse notices a negative change in the patient’s condition and does not notify the doctor. In that case, the nurse may be liable for negligence or malpractice. Additionally, this can also happen if the nurse does not notice the negative change. 

Injuring a Patient with Medical Equipment

A nurse can be held liable for malpractice if he or she injures a patient with a piece of medical equipment. For example, an injury to the patient can be done by misusing medical equipment, burning a patient with medical equipment, or knocking equipment onto the patient, causing an injury.

If you or a loved one suffer from an injury caused by a medical professional, it could be the result of medical malpractice or negligence. Contact an attorney today to have your case evaluated. CALL US ANYTIME (281) 475-4535 or fill out a consultation form here to start the process.