Nursing errors are becoming more and more common as our national shortage of nurses worsens each year. Some hospitals require mandatory overtime to compensate for the shortage, making their nurses work long hours which leads to fatigue. Other hospitals may resort to hiring poorly trained nurses. Overworked or undertrained nurses may act carelessly and the results can cause harm to their patients. Some of the common sources of medical negligence by nurses include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Delays in vital care
- Dispensing medication to the wrong patient or administering an improper dosage
- Performing procedures or tasks beyond the scope of their abilities
- Failing to report changes in patient condition to a doctor or appropriate staff member
- Failing to notice warning signs that additional treatment is needed
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If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical negligence, our lawyers can review the circumstances that led to the injury and determine if a viable medical malpractice case exists. Contact our Pennsylvania office today to speak with our medical negligence lawyers.