Nursing Error & Mistake Attorneys
Serving Kansas City, Independence, Blue Springs & Lee’s Summit
Nurses, like other healthcare professionals, must provide reasonably competent care to their patients. If you or a family member has been harmed by a nurse failing in this obligation, that nurse should be held legally responsible. Hospitals and others who employ nurses may also be held accountable and made to pay damages.
Allow the Horn Law Firm, P.C., to help you. We can review your case and investigate what nursing error may have affected you or someone you love at no charge to you. If we take on your case, we can guide you through the process of seeking full and fair compensation for all of the losses you have suffered.
We conduct thorough examinations of cases and work with medical experts who can identify mistakes and help us to clearly explain to an insurance company or jury what happened in each case.
To learn more about our aggressive approach to seeking relief for medical malpractice victims throughout Missouri, call us today or contact us through our online form.
Types of Nursing Errors
The number of nurses named in malpractice cases has been on the rise in recent years. Because nurses are increasingly taking on more responsibility for patient care in light of doctor shortages, this trend is likely to continue.
Whether caused by overwork, understaffing, time pressures or increased responsibility, nursing errors can be devastating to patients. Through our experience of investigating cases, the Horn Law Firm has seen common types of nursing errors emerge, including:
- Giving the wrong medication or the wrong dose of a prescribed drug
- Administering medication to the wrong patient
- Failing to monitor patients or to report potential signs of problems to doctors
- Forgetting to update a patient’s chart when medication is administered
- Neglecting to add vital information to a patient’s chart
- Botching medical procedures that they are performing on patients
- Failing to listen to and relay patient complaints to physicians
- Failing to check a patient’s chart before providing care
- Misreading medical equipment or failing to monitor medical equipment.
As we have seen, the consequences of the nurse’s failure can be devastating to a patients and their loved ones. We are committed to holding the negligent nurse, hospital or clinic responsible for causing this harm responsible and seeking relief for victims.
Our Missouri Nursing Error Lawyers are Here to Help You
Some of the different types of compensation that a nurse or hospital can become responsible for paying after an error include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income/earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Wrongful death damages
It can be difficult to obtain compensation after a nursing error for many different reasons, including the fact that nurses may not admit they have done made a mistake. It can also be hard to prove that an error occurred and caused harm.
Medical malpractice cases of all types often hinge on technical details such as what a nurse should have done and how the nurse fell short. To cope with these complex cases and to make a successful Missouri nursing negligence claim, you should have a knowledgeable and experienced attorney on your side.
At the Horn law Firm, P.C., our lawyers have handled many claims related to medical malpractice. We have a network of medical experts, a rapid-response approach to pursuing claims and an established method of investigating nursing negligence. We are ready to fight for justice for you.
To learn more about how our firm can help you to resolve your claim and seek compensation for your losses, give us a call or contact us online today.