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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 canalso occur in other venues such as a nursing home or rehabilitation center.
At Jacobs & Jacobs, we handle a wide range of medical malpractice lawsuits, including those involving nurse malpractice.
Nurse malpractice can take many forms, from medication errors to failure to recognize and treat a patient’s symptoms. Elder abuse can lead to serious and catastrophic injuries and even wrongful death.
Hospitals have precise rules and regulations in place detailing the chain of command for the medical professionals. 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 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.