Claims of medical malpractice in general have been rising over the past few decades. Many assume this is because more and more patients are looking for ways to get rich quick–however, in reality, the increase is due to the fact that patients are discovering the truth about medical malpractice. They’re beginning to understand that placing trust in a medical professional’s hands is an incredibly important binding promise, and when it is broken, it is grounds for compensation. Why would you pay for a service that not only failed, but also caused you great financial hardship? This is why claims for hospital and nursing negligence are rising in numbers. Read on to learn more about how nurses are increasingly being called out on their malpractice, and what it could mean for you.
What causes a nurse to be involved in a claim?
In present day, nurses are gaining responsibility in medical facilities. They are no longer a simple assistant-like position standing next to a doctor. Nurses are administering medicine, responsible for monitoring patients, and are expected to perform at their highest ability at all times. A medical professional should be held to these standards; after all, patients are relying on nurses to care for them. There’s also a chance that the nurse in question could have been impaired, for whatever reason, while caring for a patient. This can include a nurse who has been inebriated due to alcohol or drugs, or a nurse who is extremely fatigued. This leads to serious mistakes. Any misdiagnosis, incorrect medication, or lack of proper care is grounds for a medical malpractice case.
Why does it matter?
Insurance costs are higher than ever before. If something goes wrong while a patient is under professional care, it could lead to injury, resulting in insurance complications. You should never have to pay for someone else’s mistake. If a medical professional has caused you harm due to negligence, you must contact a medical malpractice lawyer. A lawyer will be able to help you discover if you have grounds for a case. Instead of suffering the financial and emotional stress of medical malpractice, reach for the compensation you truly deserve.
The Snyder Law Group can help you achieve justice!
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