Charleston Nursing Negligence Attorneys
Have You Been Injured Due to a Nurse's Negligence? Call Now!
When a patient suffers due to a nurse’s negligence, that patient has the right to hold the nurse and the hospital or facility where the nurse works accountable. Nursing malpractice occurs because a nurse fails to provide the minimum standard of care for a patient and the patient suffers, becomes ill, or injured as a result.
If you believe you have a case of nursing negligence or malpractice, be sure to contact our team at Berthold Law Firm, PLLC as soon as possible. We can review your case to determine whether or not you have recourse.
Examples of Nursing Malpractice
Why does nursing negligence occur? The nurse might misread the charts and administer the wrong medication or the wrong dosage to the patient. The nurse may also fail to alert the doctor that the patient has a medical emergency. The nurse is the liaison between the patient and the doctor—and good communication is critical. If the patient shows signs of medical emergency and the nurse fails to recognize this, they can be held
Here some additional examples of nursing negligence:
- Nurse fails to act or does nothing when action is needed
- Nurse injures the patient with the tools or equipment
- Nurse fails to attend to patient when called or asked for
- Nurse gives the patient the wrong medication or dosage
Your claim against the hospital is valid based on the following:
- The nurse worked for the hospital at the time of the incident
- The nurse was performing his or her job duties while caring for the patient
- A private practice doctor who employed the nurse did not give any orders or oversee the incident
As Charleston nursing negligence lawyers, our job is to determine who was responsible for the nurse’s negligence. You can file a claim for compensation against the nurse or the hospital where he or she work. The laws allow anyone who is a victim of an injury due to another’s negligence; the hospitals who employ that nurse can be held legally liable as well.
Berthold Law Firm, PLLC has taken on doctors, nurses, and hospitals in both small and large cases of medical malpractice. If you have been harmed because of a nurse’s negligence and wish to review your legal options, be sure to call us as soon as possible.
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