Seattle Nurse Malpractice Attorneys
Sometimes, the care or treatment that a patient receives from a nurse is substandard or incorrect. When this occurs, it is often classified as nursing malpractice.
If you or a loved one was harmed by nursing negligence, a call to Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S., can help you understand your rights and how you could be compensated for any damage caused by the incident. Call (888) 228-3860 today to schedule a free consultation with a Seattle medical malpractice attorney.
What Is Nursing Malpractice?
When a nurse fails to perform his or her duties to the standard of care, and that failure results in harm to a patient, nursing malpractice has occurred. There are multiple ways that a nurse can cause harm or injury to a patient, including:
- Administering the wrong drug
- Administering the wrong dose of a drug
- Failing to notify a doctor promptly when a complication arises or the patient’s condition suddenly changes
- Injuring a patient with equipment, such as burning a patient
- Failing to follow the doctor’s orders
Who Can Be Held Responsible for Nursing Malpractice?
The term "nursing malpractice" might lead you to believe that the nurse assumes full responsibility in these lawsuits, but that is not always the case. The nurse does assume responsibility for her own actions, but a hospital could also be legally responsible if the nurse is a hospital employee, and was fulfilling her job duty when the injury to the patient occurred. If an attending doctor was supervising the nurse and had the ability to stop the nurse, then the doctor may also be held responsible for the malpractice.
Medical negligence or malpractice can be difficult to prove. Expert medical testimony is often necessary to prove in court that malpractice occurred. Because of the complex legal system, any patient who believes he or she has experienced nursing malpractice should consult with a legal professional who has experience in malpractice.
You Have Rights
It can be intimidating to face an aggressive team of lawyers representing a nurse, doctor, or hospital. But as a victim of nursing malpractice, you have a right to compensation for your injuries and losses. This compensation can include:
- Medical bills related to the malpractice
- The cost of future medical care, procedures, or therapy related to the malpractice
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- And more
If you choose to call Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S., at (888) 228-3860, you won’t be facing that team of corporate lawyers alone. Our experienced Seattle nursing malpractice lawyers will handle these legal matters on your behalf while you focus on healing and regaining your life. We have helped clients just like you recover hundreds of thousands of dollars in the past, and we would like to help you as well. For a free consultation, call us today.
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