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Nursing Negligence at Military Hospitals

September 3, 2013

Lack of training or understaffing of nurses can increase the risk of nursing negligent and patient injuries at military hospitals.

Lack of training or understaffing of nurses can increase the risk of nursing negligent and patient injuries at military hospitals.

Whether at civilian or military hospitals, nurses are support staff who are entrusted to attend to patients at various stages of their medical treatments. Unfortunately, however, some of the following circumstances can lead to nurses making mistakes and patients, as a result, being seriously injured:

  • Understaffing nurses at hospitals, which means that the available nurses are less likely to provide the necessary quality of care for patients
  • Nurses not being sufficiently trained to provide the necessary care
  • Nurses being scheduled to work excessively long hours, which could increase the risk of fatigue-related mistakes.

Some specific types of nursing negligence that can result from these circumstances may include:

  • Anesthesia and medication errors (either administering an improper dose or the wrong medication)
  • Improper use of medical equipment
  • Surgery errors (such as leaving medical equipment like sponges inside of patients)
  • Failure to recognize and properly respond to a patient’s worsening condition

When such instances of nursing negligence occur at military hospitals, injured patients can file a nursing malpractice lawsuit against the hospital at which the nursing was employed, the physician responsible for overseeing the actions of the nurse and potentially even the negligent nurse him- or herself.

Military Medical Malpractice Lawyers

The military medical malpractice lawyers at the Law Firm of Ryan & Brown have the skill and expertise to get you the justice you deserve. Although no amount of money can ever make up for an injury or wrongful death caused by medical malpractice, the compensation we could help you recover will go a long way in covering medical costs and the pain and suffering you have endured. To encourage injured parties to learn more about their legal rights, our law firm provides free initial consultations, consideration even if another law firm has turned you down and availability 24 hours a day seven days a week.

When brave men and women like you take on the challenge of protecting our country’s freedom, they deserve the best in legal representation. At Ryan & Brown, we never charge any fees unless we are able to secure the compensation you deserve. Please call us toll-free at 1-877-695-8757 24 hours a day seven days a week. You can also email us using the online form at the upper right-hand side of the screen.

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