Nursing malpractice takes place when a nurse fails to perform his/her duties adequately, and that failure causes harm to the patient. If the medical negligence of a nurse has injured any person, this action constitutes medical negligence or malpractice claim. It can occur in several circumstances, and one needs to take the help of a qualified attorney in the field of medical negligence and malpractice to take the matter to a competent court of law.
Dr. Bruce G. Fagel is a widely respected and credible name in the field of medical malpractice and negligence in California. He is both a physician and an attorney who represents plaintiffs in claims pertaining to medical malpractice by nurses, doctors, and hospitals on behalf of the injured patients.
His practice predominantly focuses on complicated cases of medical negligence and malpractice that have resulted in catastrophic injuries caused by hospital negligence and doctors like birth or damage to the brain, wrongful death, Erb’s palsy, cerebral palsy, induced hypertension, misdiagnosis of cancer, negligence by a nursing home and paraplegia cases.
His team of skilled and qualified legal experts at the Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates are compassionate and friendly. They are proactive when it comes to answering the phones and emails of their clients and ensure they are represented aggressively in a court of law to get the justice they deserve.
Common nursing malpractice cases
The following are the three most common causes of nursing malpractice-
- Errors in medication- The most common task a nurse has to perform is administering the right medicine as per the doctor’s orders to the patient. In case a nurse fails to follow these orders, he/she is liable to medical malpractice, especially if the patient is injured. The case of nursing malpractice also includes the failure to assess for toxicity or side effects. The above also covers the improper administration of the medication or administering the incorrect drug.
- Failure to assess or monitor the condition of the patient- If a patient experiences a sudden medical emergency, the nurse can be held liable if he/she is negligent by failing to follow the proper steps correctly. This includes the immediate notification to the doctor or giving medication. Similarly, the nurse is accountable for monitoring the condition of a patient. If the nurse sees any negative changes in the condition of the patient or should have been around to notice it, this is medical malpractice if he/she failed to notify the concerned doctor.
- Medical equipment and patient injuries- If a nurse harms or injures the patient with a piece of medical equipment, he/she is liable for malpractice. This covers the incorrect use of medical equipment, burning the patient, or leaving a sponge inside the patient after the surgery is over.
In the case of these three cases, one should immediately consult a skilled and credible attorney from Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates for pursuing a medical malpractice claim in a competent court of law for attaining the justice deserved.