Any medical professional trusted with your treatment and well being can be held liable for medical negligence and nurses are no exception. Nursing errors are common reasons for a New York medical malpractice claim because the nurse is often the main staff member in contact with a patient.
Nurses are responsible for a great deal of personal attention to a patient, including:
- administering medication;
- checking vital signs;
- monitoring conditions; and
- responding to alarms.
Nursing errors can be caused by a fatigued nurse not able to concentrate fully on tasks, or a negligent nurse who does not follow proper protocol in procedures.
Many nursing errors are often the result of numerous errors before the actual physical negligence in patient care. A pharmacist may mix the wrong dose of medication, or a doctor may misdiagnose a patient.
When you file a New York personal injury claim, your New York medical malpractice attorney may need to review more than just the nurses’ care to determine whether you have a nursing error claim or a more specific type of New York medical malpractice claim against a doctor or pharmacist.
No matter who caused your injury, you are entitled to compensation for a nursing error or any medical negligence through a New York medical malpractice claim. A New York medical malpractice attorney can help you file, prove and settle your claim to receive the financial compensation you and your family deserve for your suffering and losses.
Contacting a New York medical malpractice Attorney
When you have suffered serious injury or lost a loved one because of another’s negligence, you are entitled to compensation for your damages and suffering. Filing a New York medical malpractice claim can be a difficult and time-consuming process that can be made simpler with the experienced assistance of a New York medical malpractice attorney.
At Gacovino Lake & Associates we have formed a dedicated network of medical malpractice attorneys to serve clients nationwide. Our New York office serves residents of the 5 boroughs with their auto accident, medical malpractice, defective drug, premises liability and Workers’ Compensation claims. For experienced help when filing your personal injury claim, contact us today – 800-246-4878.