Whether you are at a clinic for a checkup or at the hospital for a lengthy stay after a medical procedure, you are highly likely to spend more time with the nursing staff than with your doctor. Having attentive nursing care can make all the difference during an otherwise difficult time. But when nurses are negligent, it can result in painful complications, serious injuries and, in extreme cases, death.
If you or a loved one has been harmed by nursing errors or negligence, you can rely on the experienced medical malpractice attorneys at Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney P.C. Our firm has represented injury victims in Connecticut since 1960, combining tremendous resources and expertise with service tailored to the unique needs of our clients.
Causes of Nursing Errors
In almost all cases, nursing errors or negligence are not the result of nurses who are trying to harm patients. We understand that, but we also believe that people and institutions need to be held accountable when they hurt people. Inadequate staffing is often a factor in nursing errors, as nurses hurry between patients rather than taking the necessary time to monitor them and communicate with doctors.
Nurses, nurse practitioners and physician’s assistants in particular are being asked to do more than ever before. If they are not properly trained, it can place patients at risk for injuries. For example, patients can be sent home after being seen and told that there is nothing wrong, only to suffer needlessly from a serious problem that should have been diagnosed and properly treated.
We pursue malpractice claims against nurses, hospitals and others that involve negligence such as prescription errors (overprescribing and underprescribing medications), mistakes while assisting with surgery, failure to monitor and more.
Our attorneys work closely with medical providers who provide us with the expert testimony necessary to prove that safety standards and rules were broken, and that those violations were responsible for doing harm to our clients. This approach has been highly successful, resulting in the recovery of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients.
Here to Help the Victims of Nursing Errors in Connecticut
To learn more about how we can help you maximize your compensation after a nursing error, contact our Bridgeport, Connecticut, lawyers for a free consultation.