Nursing Malpractice Can Cause Serious Harm
When it comes to medical malpractice, most people think of errors made by doctors. However, nurses play a critical role in the treatment of patients. A mistake on their part can do just as much damage as a mistake made by a doctor.
At Perey Law Group, our attorneys help victims of nursing negligence seek full compensation. We represent people in Seattle and throughout Washington in these cases.
Overworked and Underpaid? That’s Not an Excuse.
We understand that nurses are under a lot of stress. We understand that hospitals may try to cut costs by staying short-staffed and by employing nurse techs and nurse’s aids, rather than fully-trained nurses. We also understand that the hospital may ultimately be held responsible when these practices amount to negligence.
The nurse is the patient’s advocate. The nurse must communicate with doctors and with other nurses and staff appropriately to see that a patient receives the proper care. When the nurse fails to do this, someone must be held responsible.
Forms of Nursing Malpractice
Nursing malpractice can take many forms. One of the most common is medication errors. A nurse may fail to do an initial check to determine if the patient is allergic to any medications. The nurse may administer the medication improperly to a hospitalized patient. The nurse may do everything correctly, but then fail to recognize that the medication has caused a negative reaction.
Another common form of nursing negligence is during the Labor and Delivery of a child. Failure of the nursing staff can cause birth injury and life long damage to the baby. Careful monitoring and communication with a doctor needs to take place for a safe labor and delivery. When a nurse fails that important task, serious injury like hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy or cerebral palsy may result.
No matter what form nursing malpractice takes, our lawyers have the experience to represent the victim.
Since our establishment in 1983, we have achieved a long record of historic verdicts and settlements. Our lawyers know how to obtain results in nursing malpractice cases.
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Contact us today by calling (206) 443-7600 or filling out the form on this page to discuss your case with an experienced attorney.