Oakland Nursing Malpractice Attorney
Nursing Errors and Malpractice
Although many may attribute medical malpractice to doctors and hospitals, it may be committed by nurses as well. Today, nurses are playing a more and more important role in medical facilities throughout Oakland. A nurse may be responsible for different aspects of patient care; including carrying out the instructions of the attending physician, monitoring the patient for changes, tending to the patient's needs, and in general acting as an advocate for the patient's rights and concerns. If a nurse makes a mistake or is negligent in any way, he or she may be held accountable. Most often a nursing malpractice claim will be filed against the hospital or other facility where the nurse works, unless the nurse is an independent contractor, although that would be rare.
You can discuss your options in filing a claim or lawsuit for a nursing error by contacting an attorney at our law firm. Not only is there no charge for your initial consultation, but you pay no legal fees for our services unless we are successful in recovering a settlement or jury award on your behalf. To get started, call an Oakland nursing malpractice attorney at our offices at 800-70-8142.
How an Oakland Nurse May Commit Medical Malpractice
It is possible that an Oakland nurse may commit medical malpractice in different ways. In any aspect of patient care, a single mistake or error may lead to serious injury or even the wrongful death of a patient. As an example, a nurse may accidentally pick up the wrong medication and administer it to a patient. A nurse may not see that a patient is reacting negatively to some form of treatment administered or may otherwise neglect a patient's needs. In these or any similar situations, the injured patient may be able to take legal action to seek justice and financial compensation for what he or she has endured.
Contact an Oakland nursing error lawyer at our law firm today to learn more about your specific legal matter.