When most people think of medication mistakes, they think of errors that occur that are made by doctors or surgeons. However, the reality is that patients are regularly treated by nurses who can also make detrimental mistakes. At the Weitz Firm, our Philadelphia medical malpractice attorneys want to discuss the most common medical mistakes made by nurses and what you can do if you or a loved one has been the victim of one of these errors.
Most people do not spend much time with their actual doctors. Whether you go to your local doctor’s office or need to spend time in the emergency room or hospital, your doctor will only be with you for brief periods of time. The doctor will make the major diagnostic decisions and prescribe a treatment plan, but implementing those plans will be up to the nurses.
When analyzing various studies about mistakes made by nurses that can cause patient harm, we can see that some of the most common errors include:
Johns Hopkins Researchers say that medical mistakes are the third leading cause of death each year in the US, claiming approximately 250,000 lives annually. These mistakes cause millions of people to harm each year.
If you or somebody you love has sustained an injury caused by a mistake made by a nurse, seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At the Weitz Firm, our qualified and experienced team will conduct a full investigation into your case in order to secure any compensation you may be entitled to. This can include: