Hospital & Nursing Errors Attorneys in Pittsburgh, PA
Skilled Medical Malpractice Lawyers Fighting for Injured Victims of Medical Negligence Throughout Western Pennsylvania
In hospital facilities located across Pennsylvania, nurses are taking on an increasingly large share of the patient care burden. Nurses handle everything from the administration of medication to patient monitoring, testing, medical procedures, and more. This is especially true in hospitals that are chronically understaffed.
Though nurses are trying their best to handle the additional patient care burden, statistics reveal that nursing professionals are simply not equipped to do so. Studies show that as nurses are forced to handle additional patient care responsibilities, mortality rates and injury rates increase.
Though it is unfortunate that many nurses are overworked, those victims who suffer injuries as a result of nursing errors are entitled to recover damages. If you have been injured due to nursing errors, contact the medical malpractice firm Berger & Lagnese, LLC, to get connected with a qualified Pennsylvania medical malpractice attorney today.
Error-Prone Nursing Responsibilities
Nurses have a variety of responsibilities and must exercise reasonable care in performing those responsibilities. Nursing errors may occur if the nurse fails to exercise reasonable care in performing their duties. Errors include:
- Failure to notify a doctor when their expertise is needed. Nurses have a duty to monitor their patients and ensure that a doctor is notified in the event of an emergency.
- Failure to properly monitor a patient.
- Failure to safely operate medical equipment. For example, a nurse may improperly install a catheter, which can result in severe infection.
- Failure to adequately administer medication. Nurses are trained to administer medication, but some do not take the proper precautions to ensure safe and accurate administration.
- Improper instructions to a patient. A nurse who improperly instructs a patient (i.e., regarding medication dosage, timeliness, diet, etc.) may be liable for damages that result from such instruction.
Though nurses now shoulder more responsibility than ever before, they are not shielded from liability for medical malpractice. Nurses must always exercise reasonable care in performing their duties to prevent errors. Contact Berger & Lagnese, LLC, if you have been injured as a result of nursing errors.
Contact Our Pittsburgh Law Firm Today
If you have been injured due to a nursing error, you should consult with a medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible so that your claims can be pursued to the fullest extent. Here at Berger & Lagnese, LLC, our Pennsylvania medical malpractice attorneys have extensive experience litigating nursing error cases and helping our clients recover from their injuries.
Call us at 412-471-4300 or submit a claim via our online contact form to set up a free consultation with one of our attorneys.