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Nursing Malpractice

Nurses play a vital role in providing care to patients in hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare settings. They are responsible for monitoring patients' health, administering medications, and carrying out doctors' orders. However, when nurses fail to provide the appropriate standard of care, patients can suffer serious harm. 

If you or a loved one have been a victim of nursing malpractice in Syracuse, it's essential to seek the help of experienced legal professionals who can protect your rights and fight for the compensation you deserve.

Syracuse Nursing Malpractice Attorneys

At The Porter Law Group, our dedicated team of nursing malpractice lawyers understands the devastating impact that medical negligence can have on patients and their families. We are committed to holding negligent nurses and healthcare providers accountable for their actions and securing the compensation necessary to support our client's ongoing care and future needs. 

If you have been harmed by nursing malpractice, contact us today at 833-PORTER9 or email us at info@porterlawteam.com to schedule a free consultation.

What is Nursing Malpractice?

Nursing malpractice is a type of medical malpractice that occurs when a nurse fails to provide the appropriate standard of care, resulting in harm to the patient. This can include a wide range of negligent actions or omissions, such as:

  • Failure to properly monitor vital signs
  • Medication errors, including incorrect dosages or administering the wrong medication
  • Failure to communicate patient concerns or changes in condition to doctors
  • Ignoring or improperly following doctors' orders
  • Failure to follow hospital protocols or policies
  • Documentation errors or following the wrong patient chart

When nurses fail to perform their duties with the expected professional standards of diligence, care, and attention, they may be held liable for the resulting harm patients may suffer.

What Injuries and Problems are Caused by Nursing Malpractice?

Nursing malpractice can lead to serious, even fatal, injuries for patients. The consequences of nursing negligence may include:

  • Worsening of a patient's condition due to improper monitoring or treatment
  • Adverse reactions or complications from medication errors
  • Delayed diagnosis or treatment of serious health issues
  • Permanent disabilities or disfigurement
  • Emotional trauma and psychological distress for patients and their families

What Type of Damages Can I Recover as a Victim of Nursing Malpractice?

If you’ve been a victim of nursing malpractice, you may be entitled to financial compensation for the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Loss of income
  • Loss of earning potential 
  • Permanent disability and disfigurement
  • Emotional trauma
  • Wrongful death 

The consequences of nursing malpractice can place enormous financial and emotional burdens on patients and their loved ones. This is why it’s essential to seek the guidance of a skilled nursing malpractice attorney who can help you recover the compensation you deserve.

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How Are Nursing Malpractice Cases Decided in New York? 

To successfully prove a nursing malpractice claim and recover financial compensation, you need to demonstrate the following:

  • You were owed a professional standard of care by the nurse
  • There was a breach in that standard of care 
  • That breach caused your injury 
  • You have suffered damages as a result of that breach

A thorough determination of facts is necessary to successfully prove nursing malpractice. Evidence like CCTV footage, patient records, and witness testimonies need to be gathered. The issue of liability is also contentious. The nurse may have been acting on the direction of a supervisor or a doctor, so determining who is liable for your injuries will require scrutiny. 

The lawyers at the Porter Law Group are no strangers to medical malpractice cases. Our experienced personal injury attorneys have decades of collective experience in dealing with hospitals that provide substandard care and cause harm to patients due to negligence. 

If in the course of our investigation, it is found that you were injured by a nurse who was hired despite the lack of proper qualifications, you may even have a negligent hiring and supervision case on your hands as well. This adds another layer of complexity. 

Hospitals are big businesses and pay large premiums for insurance in cases of malpractice lawsuits. You will need to contend with these insurance companies if you are looking for financial compensation for injuries. Often, they will try to offer you settlements for the lowest amount possible. Do not allow yourself to be short-changed. 

Call the experienced medical malpractice lawyers at the Porter Law Group today, and let us handle the negotiations and legal processes for you. 

Contact a Nursing Malpractice Lawyer in Syracuse 

If you or a loved one have suffered harm due to nursing malpractice in Syracuse, or anywhere in the State of New York, you need a legal team that combines experience, knowledge, and compassion. At The Porter Law Group, our attorneys are dedicated to fighting for the rights of injured patients and their families. We will work tirelessly to investigate the circumstances surrounding your case, identify all negligent parties, and secure the compensation you deserve.

Don't let nursing malpractice rob you and your family of your health and future. Contact The Porter Law Group today at 833-PORTER9 or email us at info@porterlawteam.com to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.

Last Updated on June 7, 2024 by Michael S. Porter
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