October 22, 2017

Is Nurse Negligence the Cause of Your Injury?

As patients, we rely on our medical professionals, especially our doctors and nurses, to care for our health and well being. Yet sadly, statistics show that an alarming rate of patients are harmed by the very health care professionals with whom they have entrusted their well being. In the 1998 landmark study on medical errors published by the Institute of Health, it was shown that as many as 98,000 people die from medical mistakes each year. Unfortunately, the progress to improve patient safety has been slow over the 14 years since the study’s release.

Nurse negligence can occur when a nurse fails to act in an otherwise prudent manner when rendering care to a patient, thereby causing the patient harm or injury. Examples of nurse negligence can include, but are not limited to:

  • ● failure to assess, monitor and communicate patient health status
  • ● improper use of medical equipment
  • ● improper treatment
  • ● failure to treat, or delaying treatment
  • ● improper or incomplete documentation of patient health status
  • ● failure to perform appropriate follow-up
  • ● prescription errors, etc.


Nurse Negligence May Be More Prevalent Than You Think

Although doctors are often the lead when providing for a patient’s care, their exposure to the patient is often limited to short visits. It is rather the nurses who spend the most hands on time with patients, and as the number of patients to nurse ratio increases, the care provided is compromised.


 Why Pursue A Nurse Negligence or Medical Malpractice Claim?

The effects of nurse negligence can be severe, life-altering, and even deadly. A medical malpractice claim may be able to help you recover payments to help reimburse you for the harms you have suffered, including:

  • ● past and future medical expenses
  • ● lost wages and/or future earnings
  • ● pain and suffering

Many people also pursue a nurse negligence claim in an effort to help make sure the negligence is not repeated by this same health care provider. By raising awareness and forcing the negligent nurse and health care provider to correct the problem, you may be able to help ensure that the same event does not happen to someone else.

Don’t Miss Your Filing Deadline!

Time is of the essence when pursuing a nurse negligence or medical malpractice claim. Indiana law imposes strict deadlines (also called “statutes of limitations”) in medical malpractice cases that will forever bar the claim if it is not filed in a timely manner. The law relating to the deadline can be exceedingly complex; therefore, one should not delay in consulting a qualified medical malpractice attorney to determine the applicable statute of limitations and review the case.


How to Request a Free Evaluation of Your Claim Today.

If you believe you may have a potential nurse negligence claim, The Powless Law Firm, P.C. would like to help. You can request a free case consultation today by calling us at 877-769-5377 or by submitting the free case consultation request form on this page.

Here is important information you should know about us:

  • ● We concentrate upon medical malpractice and nursing home neglect claims only, and have years of experience and success in doing so.
  • ● We never represent the negligent hospitals, nursing homes, healthcare providers or their insurers.
  • ● We offer free consultations.
  • ● We never require any retainer fee.
  • ● We accept cases on a contingency basis, meaning we only get paid if we obtain a recovery for you.
  • ● We work with a variety of highly qualified medical experts to thoroughly evaluate and present our cases.
  • ● We are committed to providing the attention and resources required in these complex cases to help make a difference for those harmed by medical malpractice, and to help force changes that will help protect others.
  • ● We accept cases anywhere in Indiana.


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