Malpractice Trial Attorneys: Nursing Errors
The nurses are the eyes and ears of the doctors, and they are also the patient’s advocate to the doctors.
- “They didn’t come by to check on my husband.”
- “They waited until mom crashed before they did anything.”
- “They ignored me when I told them something was wrong.”
- “I’d been bugging them for an hour, but by the time they did anything, it was too late.”
- “She was on autopilot. She told us everything would be okay. But she didn’t actually do anything.”
This is how many of our new clients begin the story of what happened to their loved ones. Patients and their families rely on nurses to be the first line of defense against something going wrong. Nurses are there to monitor the patient’s condition and keep watch for the signs of trouble. They are also expected to be a “safety net” for the patient, catching errors a doctor may make when writing orders for treatment and medications. When they fail to do so because they are careless, distracted, uncaring, overworked or undertrained, the nursing errors that result can be deadly. Contact Davis & Davis today for a free consultation with an experienced malpractice attorney who will help you fight for justice for your loved one.
Davis & Davis · Lawyers Fighting for Justice in Nursing Error Cases
Some of the more common types of nursing errors include:
- Assessment errors, including failure to respond to the family’s request for an assessment
- Communication errors, including failure to report signs and symptoms or the family’s concerns to the attending physician
- Failure to insure doctor orders for appropriate tests as indicated by postsurgical standards of care
- Failure to properly record or appreciate changes in input and output of fluids resulting in failure to realize that a patient is getting too much fluid (Pulmonary Edema) or too little (shock)
- Medication errors such as overdose, underdose or the administration of the wrong medication
- Chart errors such as using the wrong abbreviation to note dosage given, failing to chart vital data or misreading the doctor’s instructions
It all boils down to this: When nurses get careless or go on autopilot, they miss the signs of trouble until it is too late. The team at Davis & Davis is dedicated to fighting this kind of preventable nursing error and all forms of physician, hospital and nursing negligence.
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If you suffered serious injury or you lost a loved one as a result of nursing error in a Texas hospital or another health care facility, please call the Houston medical malpractice trial attorneys at Davis & Davis at 713-364-0314 or toll-free at 877-202-0835 today for a free consultation.
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