Hospitals and other medical facilities rely heavily on registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and certified nursing assistants (CNAs) for a significant amount of direct patient care. While doctors, residents, and medical students stop in to see patients throughout the day, it is the job of the nursing staff to provide hands-on care. As a result, it is of the utmost importance that nurses act in a safe and responsible manner when dealing with patients. When a nurse acts negligently, a patient may suffer a debilitating injury or die. Fortunately, patients who have suffered an injury due to a nurse's negligence may be able to recoup monetary damages through a medical malpractice lawsuit. At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, our medical malpractice lawyers are committed to helping patients who have suffered an unnecessary injury due to a nurse's negligent actions. We thoroughly investigate all of our clients' claims and pursue maximum compensation for the damages they suffered.
Have you or someone you love suffered an injury due to the negligent actions of a nurse? If so, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit. For a free review of your legal options, call 212.406.1700 or contact us online. We will review your claim to see how our medical malpractice lawyers may be able to assist you.Do You Have a Valid Claim?
In order to have a valid lawsuit, the injured patient must be able to prove that the nurse's negligence was the direct cause of their injury. Furthermore, the plaintiff must be able to prove that their injury caused them either economic or non-economic damages. Economic damages are any monetary losses-such as lost wages or high medical bills-caused by the injury. Non-economic damages are any long term physical or emotional stress caused by the injury.
Patients who have been injured due to any of the following may be entitled to compensation:
- Errors in documentation and medical charts
- Medication errors
- Failure to monitor patients
- Failure to properly note a change in a patient's condition
- Failure to notify a physician
- Failure to follow a physician's orders
- Failure to obtain informed consent
- Improper use of medical devices
When nurses or other health care professionals provide substandard care, they may have committed medical malpractice. Injured patients should be aware, however, not every bad medical outcome is malpractice. A nurse's negligent action, in and of itself, is not grounds for a lawsuit. If the nurse's negligence was not the direct cause of the patient's injury, they may not be found liable. As a result, injured patients should seek the counsel of an experienced attorney.Call Our New York Nursing Mistake Lawyers
Patients who have suffered an injury due to a nurse's negligence may face severe financial strain. Injured patients may be forced to miss a significant amount of work, causing the victim to lose any pay not covered by workers' compensation. An injury caused by medical negligence may also cause patients to face high medical bills not covered by insurance. As a result, victims of nursing negligence may be able to recoup compensation for any monetary damages they suffered due to their injury. At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, we understand the financial hardships that patients who have been unnecessarily injured may face. Our lawyers use their process for handling medical malpractice cases to secure the compensation that can help get our clients lives back on track.
If you or someone you love has suffered an injury due to a nurse's negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. For a free consultation with our New York nursing malpractice lawyers, call 212.406.1700 or contact us online. We will review your case and discuss your legal options with you. The attorneys at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool take all cases on a contingency-fee basis, meaning our services are free of charge unless there is a monetary recovery.