Although every claim will differ, the common element of any nursing negligence care complaint is that a patient has suffered, either physically or mentally, whilst under the care of a nurse.
There are many kinds of nursing negligence but the end result is nearly always a patient needlessly suffering mentally or physically. This is increasingly important since nurses now have far more responsibility for the active care of patients, performing many of the functions from diagnosing an illness to prescribing drugs that previously would have been done by a doctor.
Those needing nursing care in hospitals or nursing homes are often also the most vulnerable. They deserve the best care standards possible but substandard nursing care and often understaffed wards and care homes, mean those standards can fall dangerously short.
There are many ways in which negligence in nursing care can result in injury and be grounds for disciplinary action and a nursing negligence claim. In very rare cases if the harm was intentional this could give rise to a criminal investigation as recent high profile cases have shown.
Can I Make A Nursing Negligence Claim?
If you or your loved one has experienced nursing negligence, our specialist medical negligence lawyers are here to get you the answers you deserve and to make sure that the same mistakes don’t happen to others in the future.
We could help you make a claim if the care afforded to you or a loved one from a nurse included:-
- failure to provide the correct medication or appropriate assistance during a medical procedure
- failure to take the appropriate action in response to a patient’s changing condition,
- failure to anticipate, prevent or treat pressure sores
- a failure to adequately treat wounds or injuries, medication or documentation errors,
- failure to record vital information, actively causing additional injury through incorrect application of medical procedure
- failure to administer appropriate medical care
- the inappropriate use of any medical instrument, a failure to properly monitor and assess a patient’s condition
- failure to assess specific health indicators such as blood pressure, vital signs or blood sugar levels in a timely fashion
- any failure to follow the treatment plan considered necessary by a doctor
By making a nursing negligence claim, we could help you secure compensation which would allow you to access expert care and rehabilitation to meet your ongoing and future needs. Compensation could also provide support if your loved one has sadly died as a result of nursing negligence.
Our medical negligence lawyers could also accept your nursing negligence claim on a No Win No fee basis, meaning that you won’t have to pay for anything unless you win your case. We can also offer you a free initial consultation with one of our experts where we can discuss your case.
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