◦ A study by The Institute of Medicine estimates that preventable medical errors has contributed to as many as 98,000 deaths each year.
◦ If the Centers for Disease Control recognized “preventable medical errors” as a recognized cause of death, it would be the sixth leading cause of death in America.
◦ A study by the Kaiser Family Foundation estimates that about 7,000 people die each year due to medication errors.
Nurses are vitally important to the delivery of timely and quality healthcare. Typically, a nurse is the first healthcare provider a patient sees upon presenting to a hospital’s emergency department, and the ER nurse’s ability to identify an emergency medical condition could be the difference between life and death. Also, nurses are the eyes and ears of the physician, and it is up to the skilled nurse to keep the physician advised of any changes in a patient’s condition and carry out the medical orders of the physician. Undoubtedly, nurses spend more time interacting with their patients than physicians. When a nurse fails to properly monitor and/or assess a patient, it can often lead catastrophic results. Nursing errors can occur in the following situations:
- Negligent triage of ER patient
- Failing to administer medication
- Administering the wrong medication
- Failing to report change in patient status
- Failing to monitor patient
- Improper transport and/or transfer of patient
We are experienced in evaluating and pursuing all medical negligence claims related to nursing negligence. If you believe you have been the victim of medical negligence, the Law Office of Mark A. Glassman, P.A., would like the opportunity to discuss your potential claim. Should you have a viable medical negligence claim, we will fully investigate all the issues of medical negligence, retain the appropriate medical experts required to prove your case, and pursue your claim through trial. Please call toll free (844-USA-LAWS) or e-mail (Claims@USALawsuits.com) the Law Office of Mark A. Glassman, P.A., to discuss your potential medical negligence claim.