Nursing staff can be held liable for medical malpractice. You can seek damages incurred due to their negligence in certain situations. Medical malpractice and nursing home abuse cases can be complex, and liability can often also be laid on the attending doctor or medical facility in which the malpractice occurred. For instance, if a doctor gave the nurse incorrect instructions that resulted in the patient’s injury, the doctor can be held liable for damages incurred.
If you have been injured due to a nurse’s actions, you may be able to seek compensation for your losses. A medical malpractice attorney with Bader Scott Injury lawyers can evaluate your claim and help you determine who the at-fault party is in your case.
What Constitutes Nursing Medical Malpractice?
Nurses are required to act in accordance with laws and industry standards for care when treating patients in any setting. When a nurse does not fulfill their duty to provide care within these standards, they are violating their duty and may be held liable for medical malpractice.
According to the Georgia Composite Medical Board, nursing medical malpractice may include:
- Administering incorrect medication
- Administering the wrong medication dosage
- Improper use of medical equipment
- Neglecting to monitor the patient
- Neglecting to provide prompt emergency assistance
When a nurse fails to maintain a standard of care, the patient can experience pain, health complications, injury, and even death. If you have been injured due to any of the above actions, contact a medical malpractice lawyer to discuss your options.
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Losses You Can Claim for Nursing Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice cases are notoriously complex because there are often multiple people involved in a patient’s care. If you have been harmed by a nurse or other medical practitioner due to their negligence, you may be able to seek the following damages:
- Medical costs associated with the error or negligent actions of a nurse
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional anguish
- Loss of income, if you are in the hospital longer due to the error
- Reduced ability to earn income
- Compromised quality of life
- Disability, long-term medical treatment, and therapy
- Loss of companionship
If you or a loved one have experienced losses associated with a nurse’s failure of their duty of care, you do not have to pay for their mistakes. We can discuss how you can claim compensation for losses associated with nursing malpractice.
Wrongful Death Cases
If you have lost a loved one due to nurse medical malpractice, our wrongful death lawyers are here to help you seek justice for your lost loved one.
We know that nothing can make up for the loss of your loved one, but we can help you obtain compensation for funeral costs, lost income, and other financial losses. You shouldn’t have to worry about money while you cope with your loss.
A Medical Malpractice Attorney Can Assist With Your Case
Since medical malpractice cases tend to be extremely complicated, it is in your best interest to partner with a medical malpractice attorney on your case. A lawyer who is familiar with nursing malpractice cases can provide you with the following assistance:
- Determine the value of your losses
- Obtain evidence to support your case in the form of medical records, witness statements, photographs, and videos
- Seek expert opinions
- File a lawsuit for medical malpractice
- Defend your right to fair compensation before a judge or jury
We can leverage their knowledge of medical malpractice laws and applicable case law to negotiate with insurance companies. We can also argue your case in court, if necessary.
Statute of Limitations
While the vast majority of cases settle out of court, sometimes it is necessary to take the case before a judge in order to obtain a fair settlement. Some states establish a time limit within which you can file a lawsuit for medical malpractice. For example, Georgia statute O.C.G.A. § 9-3-71 provides only two years from the date of the incident or discovery of negligence to file a medical malpractice suit.
Depending on the circumstances of your case, the statute of limitations can differ. If you fail to file your lawsuit within the time allotted by the statute of limitations, you may lose the chance to obtain compensation for your losses. It is, therefore, crucial to start your case as soon as possible after you become aware of the malpractice injury.
Our nursing home abuse lawyers will need the time to establish your claim, obtain documentation, and attempt to negotiate with the at-fault party’s insurance company. If negotiations fail, your lawyer will know how much time they have to file your case, so you don’t miss critical filing deadlines.
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Work With the Georgia Medical Malpractice Attorneys at Bader Scott Injury Lawyers
At Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, we know how overwhelming it is to be a victim of medical malpractice. We are committed to providing personalized representation for each of our clients. With our personal injury attorneys on your side, you can focus on your recovery while we handle the legal aspects of your case.
Contact us today for a free consultation about your medical malpractice claim. Our compassionate attorneys will review your case and help you decide on a legal strategy.