Nurses are hardworking, dedicated professionals. They play a vital support role in delivering healthcare services to the patients in their care. Nurses are also in high demand and short supply.
This situation can impact the quality of patient care when hospitals are understaffed and nurses are overworked or inexperienced. Errors can happen. When errors occur and a patient is injured, the nurse and hospital may be held liable for the damages resulting from those injuries.
A Houston nursing error attorney at Ricardo N. Gonzales & Associates can help you pursue a medical malpractice case against the responsible party.
Nursing Negligence Cases
If you have been injured due to a nursing error, you may be able to recover compensation for the damages caused by your injuries. This can include pain and suffering, medical expenses and lost wages. The Houston nursing error attorneys at Ricardo N. Gonzales & Associates have the experience and resources to thoroughly investigate your case, establish proof of nurse negligence, and aggressively fight for full compensation.
Our Houston medical malpractice attorneys are committed to protecting your rights. Contact the law offices of Ricardo N. Gonzales & Associates to schedule a free, confidential meeting with one of our outstanding Houston medical error attorneys. We can discuss the facts in your case, answer every legal question you may have and provide helpful legal advice on the best way to proceed in your situation.
A Nurse’s Obligation to Provide Quality Care
Nurses play important roles at nearly every level of healthcare service industry, from collecting patient information at a single doctor private practice to assisting in cutting edge surgical procedures at the nation’s largest hospitals. Like all medical professionals, they owe their patients a certain quality of care. When they fail to do so and a patient suffers as a result, a medical malpractice lawsuit may be necessary. Nurses and their employers can be held accountable for a wide range of mistakes including:
- Failing to monitor patient’s vital signs and condition
- Failing to relay patient information to doctor or fellow nurses
- Improper set up and operation of medical devices
- Failing to notify doctors about a patient’s new or deteriorating symptoms
- Improperly perform procedures
- Misdiagnosis/failure to diagnose impending disorders or illnesses
- Failing to treat existing illnesses or infections
- Medication errors
- Slip and fall accidents
- Bed sores
- Lack of proper training
- Failing to carry out a doctor’s orders
- Delayed care
- Documentation errors
- Physical, mental, economic or sexual abuse
Who’s Responsible for Nursing Errors?
Who is responsible for the error? An individual nurse may not be the only one responsible for a patient’s injuries. In some cases, a hospital may know of problems with a particular nurse or don’t have adequate compliance and safety procedures in place. Our attorneys know how to investigate a case and identify all the negligent parties involved. We will hold all responsible parties accountable for their actions to make sure you receive the maximum compensation possible.
Let a Houston Nursing Error Attorney deal with the Insurance companies
If you have been injured as a result of a preventable mistake on the part of a nurse, don’t let the insurance companies cheat you out of the compensation you deserve. We know how to handle them. You can depend on the Houston nurse malpractice lawyers at Ricardo N. Gonzales & Associates to work tirelessly to recover the maximum settlement amount for your case.
The law offices of Ricardo N. Gonzales & Associates handle medical malpractice cases on a contingency basis, which means there are no up-front costs for our services and we only collect our fee after we’ve settled your case.