Nursing Home Nurse & Physician Negligence
When we place a loved one in a nursing home, it is with the expectation that medical professionals will keep a close eye on that patient's condition and the take necessary actions for their health and safety. When nurse or doctor's negligence causes a loved one's condition to worsen, talk to the medical negligence lawyers at NST law firm.
When doctors, nurses, and nurse's aides fail to recognize signs of neglect or abuse, or when they fail to take necessary actions, a patient's health could suddenly decline and they could die a wrongful death. The medical staff is also responsible for timely and accurate medications.
- Nurse's aide negligence: Nurse's aides perform most of the direct care functions in a nursing home. Part of their responsibility is to inform the medical staff of any changes in the patient's condition as soon as possible.
- Nurse negligence: Nurses should have the training and authority to act quickly when a patient's condition changes. When nurse negligence causes conditions to go unreported and untreated, they can be held responsible for the consequences.
- Physician negligence: The doctor has primary responsibility for the patient's health and well-being. The doctor should order appropriate tests, read the lab results, and give necessary orders. Any nursing home doctor should be well aware of any signs of abuse or negligence.