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Bringing a Medical Malpractice Claim for Nursing Errors and Medical Neglect
Salt Lake City Medical Malpractice Attorney
The most important role a nurse plays in a hospital or a nursing home is that of an educated observer. The nurse is in close and frequent contact with the patient and is usually the first person to see a change in a patient’s medical condition. By taking the patients vital signs frequently, and reporting them promptly to the physician, the nurse ensures prompt treatment for any developing medical conditions or post-surgical problems.
The nurse is also in a critical position to identify a medication error before it occurs. The nurse’s training and experience should alert him or her to pharmacy errors with dosage or possible drug interactions.
Nurses, like doctors, have a duty to do no harm. When nurses are negligent in that duty, patients suffer.
Nursing negligence is completely avoidable and yet every year patients in Utah suffer serious injuries or death because a nursing error in failing to follow doctors’ orders, to report changes in a patient’s condition, or to question obvious errors.
At Rasmussen & Miner, our medical malpractice lawyers help injured people and grieving families get answers and financial recovery after serious injuries caused by nursing errors. With more than 20 years of experience and a track record of results, we’re the law firm injured people turn to. Contact our Salt Lake City law office to speak with an experienced medical malpractice attorney at no cost.
Why You Need an Experienced Legal Advocate
Nursing error cases can be very difficult. Patients are often in unstable health to start and the nursing negligence worsens a situation that may or may not have occurred otherwise. At Rasmussen & Miner we work with medical experts from around the region to help build cases for nurse malpractice.
Some cases we’ve handled include:
- Failure to assess and report vital signs
- Failure to follow orders
- Failure to measure fluid intake and output and to notice signs of dehydration
- Failure to notice respiratory acidosis, leading to kidney failure
- Medication errors, delivering the wrong dosage or delivering a drug in the wrong way
At Rasmussen & Miner we understand that this is not just a court case, this is your life! We are dedicated to protecting your rights to financial recovery. Call (801)363-8500 or contact our Salt Lake City law office to schedule a free consultation.