Arizona Medical Malpractice Lawyers for the Victims of Nursing Errors
Nurses must provide good care to patients. Nurses who work in hospitals also have an additional legal responsibility to follow their hospitals’ policies and procedures, including the duty to advocate for patients through the organizational chain of command. This means when a nurse identifies a problem with the care a patient is receiving and the doctor is unresponsive, he or she must report it to successively higher people in authority until the problem is resolved. When a nurse commits malpractice, the hospital or physician who employs the nurse must take legal responsibility for his or her conduct.
Aside from failing to appropriately advocate for patients, there are many ways that nurses can commit medical malpractice by failing to follow hospital policies or generally accepted standards of care, including:
- Failure to properly observe a patient
- Failure to monitor
- Failure to communicate observations to other health care providers
- Failure to appropriately administer medication
- Failure to review medical charts
- Failure to recognize allergies
- Failure to provide adequate reporting (nursing documentation errors)
Contact Our Phoenix, Arizona Medical Negligence Law Firm for Claims Involving Nursing Malpractice
Contact us at (602) 648-3200 about any nursing malpractice that you or a loved one may have experienced anywhere in Arizona. Consultations are free and confidential.