Los Angeles Nursing Error Lawyers
Nurses have a great deal of responsibility in terms of caring for patients, particularly in hospitals. Mistakes made by nurses can be just as devastating as those made by doctors. Like doctors, nurses can be held accountable when their negligence results in harm to patients.
At Kampf, Schiavone & Associates, our attorneys have extensive combined experience handling nursing error cases. We handle these medical malpractice claims for people in San Bernardino and throughout California’s Inland Empire. If you or a loved one has been hurt because of nurse malpractice, we will help you get compensation.
How Nursing Malpractice Happens
Many instances of nurse malpractice are the result of communication errors. In hospitals and other medical settings, nurses often act as the go-between for patients and doctors. If a nurse fails to convey critical information from the patient to the doctor, it can result in serious and often tragic complications. For example, if a patient tells a nurse about an allergy, but the nurse fails to document the allergy or communicate the allergy information to the doctor, the doctor may prescribe a medication that the patient is allergic to.
Nursing errors are often medication errors. In addition to those involving allergies or negative interactions with previously prescribed drugs, they may involve clear negligence on the part of the nurse. The nurse may simply administer the wrong medication to the patient, or mix up two different patients’ drugs and administer both patients the wrong medication. Our lawyers will review the case to determine what went wrong and who was accountable.
To arrange your initial consultation about a nursing malpractice claim, call our 24-hour toll-free number — 909-885-1522. You can also get in touch with us via email. Home and hospital room visits are available to those whose injuries prevent travel. Se habla español.