Nursing negligence is a type of medical malpractice whereby a nurse, who is fully capable of providing quality nursing services, does not care for you the way a reasonable nurse would. The result of this is unnecessary suffering on your behalf.
Types of Nursing Negligence
There are five major types of nursing negligences that can occur:
Causes of Nursing Negligence
Medical malpractice lawsuits are steadily on the rise and, in some instances, these may arise from cases of nursing negligence which is generally caused by:
The Tyler Ireland Case
In 2011, 19-year-old Tyler Ireland was hospitalized for a collapsed lung. He underwent pleurodesis surgery and was placed on a patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) pump afterward, which released a prescribed dose of morphine to relieve his pain. He spent one night in the hospital’s high dependency unit for recovery and was moved to a general ward the next day.
After one night in the general ward, Tyler was found early the next morning, unresponsive and having suffered two cardiac arrests. A thorough investigation revealed the cause to be due to nursing negligence, as Tyler’s night-duty nurse failed to:
As with all medical malpractice lawsuits, you need to prove that nursing negligence occurred and that it resulted in harm towards you or your family member. It is best to consult a medical malpractice lawyer, as this harm can be varied and is classified differently in each state. Different states are governed by different laws, and you will need an NYC medical malpractice attorney familiar with the state’s laws to help you decide whether the nurse’s conduct warrants a lawsuit or not.
If you believe that you or a family member may have been a victim of nursing negligence, please contact the medical malpractice lawyers of Rosenburg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff LLP in NYC today and speak to one of our medical malpractice attorneys.
When you are ready to talk, we are ready to listen. Call 1-212-697-9280 for a free, confidential consultation.
Our client, a 5-year-old patient, receives almost $8 million in compensation from an NYC hospital in a medical malpractice claim won by Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolf. Representing the injured child with his team of legal and medical experts, Daniel Minc said, "It was great day for the family."
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