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Today, nurses bear many responsibilities that at one time belonged solely to doctors. It is not uncommon for a nurse to diagnose illness, treat patients, and prescribe medication. These greater responsibilities create added responsibility for nurses, who must provide an accepted level of care to patients. When nurses fail to do so, innocent people can suffer serious medical setbacks and even wrongful death.
Sometimes, nursing malpractice occurs at a hospital. When a surgical nurse fails to monitor equipment, fails to take measures to prevent infection, or fails to have the right surgical tools at hand, the hospital is responsible for the error. Nursing malpractice can also occur in other venues such as a nursing home or rehabilitation center.
Nurse malpractice can take many forms, from medication errors to failure to prevent a patient from wandering off after a procedure. Elder abuse can lead to serious and catastrophic injuries and even wrongful death in New Haven.
Hospitals have precise rules and regulations in place detailing the chain of command for the medical professionals. From unacceptable patient transportation methods to a lack of responsible oversight, negligence can cause significant harm to a patient. If a nurse notices a mistake by a doctor or a condition that violates patient safety, he or she must report the incident to the appropriate party.
Nurses, above all, are advocates for patients. If you or a family member has suffered because a nurse failed to fulfill that role, our lawyers are here to stand up for your rights.
Please contact us online or call us today at (203) 777-2300 to talk about your nurse malpractice case in New Haven. If you cannot come to the office, we will come to your hospital room or home. We fight for the results you deserve.