Nurse Malpractice Liability
Many patients rely on nurses to care for them. They’re seen as eager, attentive, and accessible. A nurse’s work is never done. Be it at a hospital or as a personal live-in nurse, a nurse’s hours are notoriously long. It’s only natural that a nurse, no matter how professional, will make a mistake. However, when that mistake interferes with the safety and well being of a patient, it is simply unacceptable.
Are you or someone you love a victim of a nurse’s negligence? You may be entitled to monetary compensation. Contact a medical malpractice attorney in your local area for more information.
Nurse malpractice is not too different from a doctor’s medical malpractice.If a nurse does not do their job in the way a competent nurse should and it injures the patient, it is normally malpractice. Unfortunately, this happens a lot more than many people think. According to the National Practitioner Data Bank, nearly 7.9% of all malpractice cases involve the nurse directly.
A nurse’s negligence could lead to the following devastating results:
These injuries could result in lost hours at work long hours are no excuse for the injuries a patient could sustain. Laws regarding medical malpractice, regardless of the targeted medical professional, varies from state to state. In most cases it is best to act quickly. The statute of limitations hovers from six months to two years. If a victim were to try to file a case after their state’s time frame, the court may toss out the case no matter how severe. Moreover, suing for malpractice can be a complicated task. In many states a victim is required to send their claim to malpractice board for evaluation. They will collect any evidence that the victim may have an review it. If evidence of malpractice is found, it could be used to help a victim’s case. In fact, many courts actually rely on a review to decide whether or not the case should even reach court. Then it may be able to go to court. For any kind of malpractice case, it is best to seek out help from a lawyer.
If you or someone you love suspect that you’re the victim of nursing malpractice, one of our lawyers may be able to help! Contact a medical malpractice lawyer in your local area today.
Did you know?
Nurse malpractice normally occurs in a hospital, frequently in the ER.