Workers' Compensation

Nurse Error Attorney in Albuquerque

Defending Victims of Medical Malpractice

A visit to the hospital can be taxing enough without having to worry that actions taken by medical staff will lead to additional injuries. Medical malpractice is an unfortunate occurrence and is not just limited to doctors, but can include any type of health care provider, including nurses. This means that when a nurse commits an error due to negligence, also known as nursing malpractice, they can be held liable for resulting damages. If you were injured while under the care of a nurse, it is vital that you contact our Albuquerque personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. At Michael J. Doyle, Attorney at Law, we will do everything in our power to maximize your claim so that you can focus on recovery.

Examples of nursing errors include:

  • Failure to remove medical equipment from the body after surgery
  • Physically harming a patient with medical equipment
  • Failure to update a doctor on a critical change in patient condition
  • Administering an incorrect drug or the incorrect dosage of a drug

There is no time to waste. Call (505) 219-2176 to speak to an attorney about filing your claim today.


Can I Sue for Nurse Errors?

Nursing errors can occur when a nurse does not provide reasonable care in performing their duties and that negligence can result in patient harm. Not every injury which occurs will constitute nurse or medical malpractice and a successful claim must meet several requirements.

Requirements for a nurse error claim include:

  1. A legitimate medical relationship existed: You must have legally hired a nurse, or their organization, to provide you with care. Unsolicited advice will not constitute a claim.
  2. The nurse acted negligently: The nurse’s action must have fallen below a reasonable medical standard of care. That is to say a reasonably competent nurse would have not preformed the action.
  3. The negligent action caused your injury: As many patients under hospital care will have a health issue of some sort, you must show it your injury was a direct result of a nurse’s error.

Depending on the circumstances of your case, medical parties such as the hospital or the supervising doctors may also be liable for injuries. For example, if a doctor was present during the action in question and could have directly prevented the injury from occurring, the doctor may be guilty of negligence. Nurse error and medical malpractice claims can be tremendously complex and if you have any questions regarding your case, do not hesitate to call our knowledgeable personal injury attorney.

No Recovery? No Fee

At Michael J. Doyle, Attorney at Law, we understand that after an accident, budgets can be stretched thin. We believe that everyone deserves powerful representation and that is why we offer our services on a contingency basis. This means that starting from your free initial consultation, there is no cost to you unless we win your case. Let our Albuquerque personal injury attorney handle the legal burden so you can get your life back on track as quickly as possible.

Contact us today and discover the legal options available to you.

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