Nurses are entrusted with a high level of responsibility on any given day, and what they do or don't do can literally be a matter of life or death. When a nurse fails to provide adequate care to a patient, they may be guilty of nursing malpractice. Injury to a patient can be anything from psychological to physical. Some patients may even die due to a nurse's poor decisions. From 2006 to 2016, there were 44,356 adverse actions taken against nurses in California with millions paid out to victims for their injuries.
The money that patients and their families receive after medical malpractice occurs isn't just to cover the direct bills of the injury. It can also account for everything from child care while the victim is recovering to lost wages while the victim is out of work. If you believe you've been harmed by nursing malpractice, give our experienced attorney at Johnson Attorneys Group a call today at 1-800-208-3538 to find out more about how we can help. We've already recovered close to $100 million for our clients, and we're here to help you get what you deserve.
California Nurse Malpractice Laws
Nurses are responsible for giving patients medication, monitoring their progress, and suggesting new courses of treatment to the doctors. While no one is perfect, there are clear cases where nurses neglect their jobs. They may administer the wrong dose of medication or mix up one drug with another. They may fail to notice a glaring warning sign about a patient, such as a slow heartbeat or a severe change in brain waves. If a nurse is found to be at fault for putting a patient's life at risk, they could be held with breach of duty or negligence and found guilty of malpractice.
What Type of Compensation Is Available?
Those who are found to be victims of poor nursing care may be entitled to the following:
- Medical/Doctor's Treatment: All medical care is generally covered, including trips to the ER, doctor's visits, hospital stays, prescription drugs, and rehabilitation treatment and equipment.
- Pain and Suffering: Compensation for both the physical and emotional pain that was caused by incompetence or negligence.
- Physical Damage: If any physical property was damaged as a result of nursing malpractice, the patient is entitled to full or partial compensation.
- Lost Wages: Receive funds based on prior and/or future earnings.
- Punitive Damages: A lump sum of money awarded to the patient intended to deter medical malpractice from occurring.
Get the Maximum Recovery for Your Nursing Malpractice Injury from an Experienced California Attorney at Johnsons Attorneys Group
If you believe that you've suffered at the hands of a poorly trained or incompetent nurse, then it's time to talk to people who care about getting you the help you need. Insurance companies are often looking out for their own bottom lines, but Johnson Attorneys Group is only interested in your bottom line. We're the negotiators who can help you get the maximum amount for your California nursing malpractice accident. We conveniently have 12 locations across California. Give us a call at 1-800-208-3538 to find out more about our services. Your case evaluation is free, and you pay no fees until your case has been awarded.