Nursing Errors Lawyers in Pittsburgh, PA
PA Medical Malpractice Attorneys Represent Nursing Error Victims in Pittsburgh and Throughout Western Pennsylvania
Nurses work in some of the most overworked and high stress positions that are available. They are tasked with carrying out some doctor’s orders and maintaining regular visits to patients to monitor their condition. Generally speaking, many nurses will work 12 hour shifts a few times per week, and this kind of overworking can lead to them becoming tired and may cause them to make mistakes. These mistakes can be harmless, or they can be much more serious and even potentially fatal. If you or a loved one is impacted by a nursing error that was due to fatigue, then you should consult with experience in medical malpractice claims against hospitals. The Pittsburgh nursing error due to fatigue lawyers at Berger & Lagnese are experienced in handling medical malpractice claims. We are able to utilize our years of experience effectively by knowing how to investigate and move your malpractice claim forward. Our attorneys are committed to getting you the maximum compensation possible for your case.
Common Injuries That Can Occur When Nursing Errors in Hospitals Occur in Pittsburgh, PA
There are many potential causes that would cause a nurse to make an error that injures a patient. For instance, nurses are generally overworked and work long shifts a few times a week, and this can cloud their judgment when treating a patient. This can cause fatigue and may cloud their decision making when treating patients. Some common ways that nurses can make errors that can injure their patients:
- 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.
When a nursing error occurs in a hospital, it can have a very disastrous impact on you and your loved ones. The injuries that can occur are potentially permanent or even fatal. If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of nursing errors, then you deserve experienced medical malpractice lawyers who are ready to represent your claim effectively. Contact Berger & Lagnese today to speak to an attorney who understands medical malpractice law in Pennsylvania and who will work diligently to get you the compensation you need, want, and deserve.
Contact the Pittsburgh Medical Malpractice Attorneys of Berger & Lagnese Today for Help with Your Nursing Errors in Hospital Claim
The attorneys at Berger & Lagnese have years of experience litigating and bringing to trial medical malpractice injuries. Among the many types of cases we’ve dealt with in the past are nursing errors in hospitals. We continue to represent our clients well and achieve successful results for them when they’ve been injured in a medical negligence claim. You need someone who will fight for you and investigate your claim well. Our lawyers are specifically skilled at investigating these types of claims and will continue to do great work for you and your loved ones. Our offices are located at 310 Grant Street, Suite 720, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. You can call us at (412) 471-4300 or email us.