Nurse malpractice can occur when a nurse owes you a duty of care and acts negligently, causing you to sustain an injury or experience further suffering.
To help you better understand what it looks like when nursing malpractice occurs, we’ve put together a list of three examples of nurse malpractice.
#1 - Inadequately monitoring a patient.
Your nurse is in charge of adequately monitoring you while you are a patient under their care. If they fail to properly monitor you, they may miss a change in your vital signs. As a result, you can sustain an injury. If this is the case, you may have a viable nurse malpractice case.
#2 - Not responding to a patient within a reasonable period of time.
When a nurse owes you a duty of care, they are responsible for responding to your needs within a reasonable amount of time. If you sustain further injuries because a nurse doesn’t respond to you in a timely manner, you may be able to file a case for nurse malpractice.
#3 - Neglecting to call for a doctor when necessary.
While nurses can perform many necessary medical functions on their own, certain elements of medical care must be handled by doctors. If a nurse fails to call for a doctor when needed and you endure an injury, it is possible that nurse malpractice has occurred.
We Can Help Victims of Nurse Malpractice
If you have been hurt due to the negligent actions of a nurse, you may be owed compensation for your losses. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our skilled medical malpractice team right away with any questions you may have about your case or the legal process. We want to do everything we can to help you see your case succeed.