Nurses Work in Hospitals and Can Commit Malpractice
A nurse can make a mistake in regard to treating a patient. These types of mistakes should not happen with nurses, but they do make mistakes that can harm the patient. A nurse is under a duty to not make wrongful acts that will harm a person under that nurse’s care. If a nurse is negligent in providing care to a patient in a hospital, then the nurse is responsible at law for this mistake.
Can a Nurse Be Sued?
Yes, a nurse can be sued for the nurse’s mistake, error or negligence in relation to caring for the person or patient under the nurse’s care. There are a wide range of mistakes that a nurse can perpetrate against a patient or individual under the nurse’s care, including:
- Wrong medicine dose
- Wrong diluent
- Calculation errors
- Extra dose
- Too-rapid administration rate of medicine
- Wrong concentration
- Drug allergy
- Contradiction drug administered
- Avoidable drug interaction
- Incorrect order transcription
- Missed dose
- Wrong route
- Administration too early or too late to the patient
Any one of these mistakes by a nurse to the care of a patient can seriously injure or even result in the death of a patient. Therefore, it is a serious event that a nurse makes a mistake with a patient during the patient’s care in a hospital.
Can You Sue a Nurse for Malpractice?
Yes, you are in the position to sue a nurse for malpractice. If a nurse has been negligent in the duties to care for a patient, that may constitute malpractice or negligence. We are able to help you in this regard, as our legal team will review your personal injury claim, and go over your legal options. If you are personally injured by a nurse who has lacked in due care, been careless in the care provided to you, or has deviated from a reasonable standard of medical care, you need to call our office immediately to discuss your claim.
Nurses Have Strict Duties, Protocols and Practices Related to Patient Care
Nurses on the whole are bound by strict duties of care, protocols and practices in relation to caring for the sick and injured in their nursing practice. These nurses are not working on their own, but have strict guidelines that they are meant to follow by law, to care for sick and injured patients. If a nurse takes it upon himself or herself to deviate from these set standards, then the nurse will be liable at law for your personal injuries.
As an investigation needs to follow, there is going to be the need for documentation to be gathered on this case. When you give us a call, you can tell us about your claim, and you can go over all of the relevant and pertinent information related to your injury and accident. We are here to help you, and we can do that when you give us a call today to our law office at the DTLA Law Group.
Can a Nurse Be Sued for an Error in Giving Drugs at a Hospital?
Yes, a nurse can be sued for making an error in giving drugs or medication to a patient at a hospital. A nurse is under the obligation to check and double check using specific protocols, that the medicine given to a person in a hospital is the right medication, right dosage and right person to receive the medication. Giving and managing medication for patients is no easy task. Medicine must be meticulously prepared by a nurse and staff at a clinical facility, to ensure that the patient does get the proper amount of medication at the proper time.
If a nurse gives a patient the wrong medication, there can be serious consequences to this mistake. The person receiving the wrong medication can be seriously injured or suffer a contradiction in the medication and even be killed as a result of receiving the wrong medication or wrong dose of the right medication.
Nurses Make Medicine Mistakes for a Variety of Reasons
A nurse can make a mistake in giving out the medication for a patient or individual under the nurse’s care, for a variety of reasons. Some of these reasons are that the nurse is:
- Overworked and inattentive
- Extra hours
- Unsatisfactory staffing with low support
- Too long a shift to work
- Unsure of employment definition
- Improper physical conditions
- Too many patients
- Unable to read the drug order
- Right medication wrong patient
- Wrong dosage amount
- Error of omission
- Wrong type of medication
- Distraction from coworkers
- Lack of drug knowledge
- Problems with conversions and calculations
- Performance deficits
- Did not consider lab test results
- Training failure
- Failure to follow necessary safety protocols
As a patient being cared for by a nurse, it is not your fault that a nurse makes a mistake in regard to your care, diagnosis or your being given medication. We will work with you and discuss the finer details of your case, when you give us a call today.
You may still be suffering from your personal injuries related to the nurse malpractice that you experienced. We know you need time to heal from your ordeal. But it is the perfect time for you to give us a call today, while you are healing, and we can discuss your case with you right now.
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