Nurse, Resident and Intern Malpractice
Nurses and other medical professionals have a vital role in treating and caring for patients. Unfortunately, many hospitals are understaffed. As a result, nurses are overworked and can make unintended, but very serious errors. For instance, nurses can give patients incorrect medication, or incorrect doses of medication. Nurses may not properly chart a patient's symptoms or medical issues, creating a number of potential problems. Nurses also may not communicate with the next nurse at the shift change.
Many hospitals rely on residents to offer care. Upon graduating medical school, new doctors are typically trained in a residency. A residency is very intense. It is not uncommon for residents to go days without rest while tending to patients. Even though residents are generally dedicated individuals, any person who goes 24 hours or longer without sleep may be less likely to reliably provide an adequate level of care.
You may wonder why hospitals rely on overworked nurses and residents to such a large degree. Simply put, these measures save hospitals money. If you have been injured by nurse, resident or intern malpractice, you need to work with an experienced attorney to help you recover the damages you need for your medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering.
In medical malpractice claims, you can be certain that your opposition will contest every aspect of your claim, even when the negligence is obvious. Our law firm will always be prepared to achieve results for you in both litigation and in settlement negotiations.