Nurses play a critical role in healthcare and are the liaison between physicians, surgeons, pharmacists and hospital staff. They are often the primary caregivers when you are ill. However, because they have multiple responsibilities and distractions, it is common for them to make mistakes.
If a nurse administered the wrong medication or the wrong dose, and caused you or a family member or friend to suffer an injury, you may have grounds to support a claim for medical malpractice. Serious Injury and death as a result of nursing errors happen in all healthcare contexts, including the maternity ward, surgical suite, general admissions, emergency room and intensive care.
The most common nursing errors include:
- Patient falls
- Medication errors
- Documenting errors
- Equipment injuries
Many factors contribute to nursing errors, including:
- Working long shifts/too many hours
- Illegible hand writing on patient medical charts
- Short staffed, or poor nurse-to-patient ratios
Nurses have an ethical obligation to report mistakes and medical errors to their superiors, regardless of the disciplinary actions they might face. If you or a loved one has suffered injury or death due to a nursing error, contact Graves McLain. Our medical malpractice attorneys are experienced in representing victims of nursing errors and we fight to protect patient rights.
The dedicated, caring attorneys at Graves McLain will review the details of your case and take action against the responsible party. We are experienced in serious injury and medical malpractice cases, so you can be sure you have a qualified team working to protect your rights.Graves McLain will fight for justice and work hard to ensure you receive the maximum compensation for you deserve.
Contact the Tulsa, Oklahoma Personal Injury Lawyers at Graves McLain at, 1-800-390-6600, email us directly, or request a free consultation online. An experienced attorney will review you situation at no cost to you. Trust our team, we are here to help.
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