According to the World Health Statistics Report, there are approximately 3.9 million licensed nurses in the United States. We trust these individuals to handle our medical needs and to ensure that our family members are in good care. It is when a nurse fails to complete his or her tasks that errors can occur and a patient is harmed as a result. If you or members of your family have suffered due to nursing negligence the lawyers at Cardaro and Peek can assist you with your case.
Errors in Medication
Nurses administer medication to patients every day, and the nurse must ensure that the patient receives the correct medication and dosage. Administering the wrong medication or dosage could lead to harmful effects and the nurse assigned to the patient could be at fault. Nurses are also responsible for verifying allergies and a failure to do so could lead to a dangerous allergic reaction.
Failure to Monitor
Nurses are often charged with the tasks of monitoring the patient, tracking their condition, and informing the physician of any changes. Monitoring the patient properly is of the utmost importance, especially if the patient is in critical condition. If a nurse misses a change in vital signs or fails to respond to a patient, they could be held responsible for any harm that occurs.
Mistakes with Documentation
Paperwork may be tedious, but an accurate and precise record of the patient’s condition is crucial to their health. Information such as vitals, medications, and reactions assists the next shift of nurses and physicians with their duties. If a nurse fails to record information accurately, the patient can suffer extreme consequences. Examples of documentation mistakes include inaccurately recording conditions, using incorrect abbreviates, and failing to update progress.
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Cardaro & Peek has obtained over $1,100,000 for victims of wrongful death caused by pulmonary embolus due to nursing errors and medication errors in the hospital.
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