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Nurse Malpractice

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Nurse Malpractice Claims in New York

While a doctor is usually in charge of our medical care, nurses are often responsible for carrying out many of the doctor's orders and monitoring the health of patients. But when nurses are negligent and don't do their jobs properly, patients can be hurt. The medical malpractice lawyers at Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC help the injured recover financial compensation.

Helping The Injured Get The Compensation They Deserve

If your or a loved one have suffered due to nurse malpractice contact our Syracuse firm today to schedule a free consultation.

Examples of Nurse Malpractice

It's not unusual for nurses to actually spend more time with a patient than the doctor. Nurses are often charged with checking vital signs, monitoring medication intake and making note of any changes in a patient's condition. But like doctors, nurses are held to a standard of care, and when that standard is not followed, serious injury or death can result.

Examples of nurse malpractice include:

  • Failure to properly monitor vital signs (such as blood pressure and heart rate)
  • Failure to notify physician of a change in condition in a timely manner
  • Giving the wrong dosage of medication
  • Failure to communicate patient concerns to doctor
  • Ignoring or improperly following doctor notes or orders
  • Following the wrong patient chart or orders
  • Not following hospital protocol or policies

In general, nurse malpractice is when a nurse fails to perform his or her duties properly, and that failure results in harm to the patient. This may result in a patient's condition getting worse, or a patient being harmed in another way.

The Role of a Nurse Malpractice Attorney

As with other types of medical malpractice, victims of nurse malpractice could be left seriously injured. Medical expenses can add up quickly, and patients may be left unable to work because of their injury. Patients can suffer other damages, as well.

Establishing negligence in nursing malpractice cases can be difficult. In some cases, a doctor or hospital may be at least partially at fault. Our legal team does a complete investigation to find out what happened. We know where to look for evidence and will identify all negligent parties in your case.

Experienced Representation That Gets Results

If you or a loved one suffered harm as a result of nurse malpractice in Central New York, contact us today for a free consultation. We will meet with you, listen to what happened and go over your legal options. We can also answer any questions you have.

Record-Setting Victories for Our Clients

Millions of Dollars Won for Victims of Medical Malpractice
  • The Largest Award in Onondaga County $47,100,000

    Automobile/product liability action against snow plow manufacturer after client sustained a brain injury (Supreme Court, Onondaga County).

  • Injured in a Pedestrian Bridge Collapse $17,000,000

    Legal action taken against the state of New York after a pedestrian bridge collapse left a client severely injured.

  • Car Accident Results in Brain Damage $9,000,000

    Legal action taken against a pickup truck driver and owner and manufacturer after client was broadsided, sustaining severe brain damage (Supreme Court, Onondaga County).

  • Truck Accident Results in Quadriplegia $8,500,000

    Legal action taken against a trucking company and truck manufacturer after a client was injured and left a quadriplegic (Supreme Court, Onondaga County).

  • Personal Injury & Wrongful Death $5,500,000

    Legal action taken against an SUV manufacturer and repair shop for personal injury and wrongful death (Supreme Court, Onondaga County).

  • Airplane Crash Results in Death $5,500,000

    Legal action taken against an airplane manufacturer after a crash resulting in severe burns and wrongful death (Federal District Court, Northern District of New York).

  • Infant Suffered Brain Damage in a Birth Injury $3,000,000

    Legal action taken against a physician and hospital after a C-section was not performed in a timely fashion, leaving an infant with severe brain damage, quadriplegia and cerebral palsy (Superior Court, Rutland, VT).

  • Car Accident Results in Severe Injuries $2,430,000

    Legal action taken against a motor vehicle driver and the state after a client suffered severe injuries during a crash in which a guardrail impaled a vehicle (Supreme Court, Onondaga County).

  • Brain Damage After a Medication Error $1,850,000

    We recovered $1.85 million for a client who suffered brain damage after a medication error.

  • Brain Damage From Drug Interaction $1,185,000

    Legal action taken against a hospital and physician after a client was left with brain damage as a result of a drug interaction (Supreme Court, Jefferson County).


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Why Choose Cherundolo Law Firm?

Your Future Is Worth Fighting For
  • Maximized Case Value

    We are committed to maximizing the value of every case to ensure that our clients receive the necessary compensation to get back on their feet.

  • Experience on Your Side

    We possess decades of experience fighting for justice on behalf of people who have suffered serious injuries due to someone else’s negligence.

  • Direct Involvement in Your Case

    Our partners are directly involved in every case that we take on, ensuring that each client receives the dedicated attention he or she deserves.

  • Record-Setting Results

    We have secured many multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients, including the largest award in Onondaga County.

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