Q: Can nursing staff be liable for medical negligence in a medical malpractice claim?

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.

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