Nurse Malpractice Attorney in Oregon
Portland Medical Malpractice Lawyer Fights For You
It goes without saying that nurses provide a much-needed and oftentimes
under-appreciated job of caring for those in hospitals and other care
facilities. These medical professionals undergo years of training in order
to provide a standard level of care to those experiencing a sickness or
disability. According to some estimates, nurses can be interrupted in
their tasks an average of six times per hour and many nurses must work
overtime in order to compensate for nursing shortages. With this level
of distraction, it is no wonder that the number of medical errors has
increased in the past decade.
When a nurse providing medical care to you or someone you love is not equipped
to handle the job, is too tired, or did not pay attention to your needs,
you should retain the services of an award-winning and experienced
medical malpractice attorney in Portland. With 20 years of legal experience, The Law Offices of Patrick L. Block,
P.C. is committed to fighting for your right to medical care and satisfactory
compensation for injuries incurred as a patient.
Common Causes of Nursing Malpractice
The American Nurses Association has recognized the prevalence of nursing
error mistakes across the United States, including Oregon. They claim
that many nursing errors can be attributed to working overtime and being
short-staffed, forcing many nurses to take care of more patients than
they should while working long, stressful hours. Like other medical professionals,
nurses can and should be held accountable when their wrongdoing and error
results in the harm of a patient.
Any negligence by a nursing professional during their care of a patient
can be considered nursing malpractice, including:
Misdiagnosis and assessment
- Improper application of doctor instructions
- Prescription medication errors
- Failure to respond to a warning alarm
- Wrongful use of a medical device
- Inadequate training for their job
- Patient identification mistakes
When nurses hold the regular details of your care in their hands, significant
problems can develop when they are unable to perform this job to an acceptable
standard. Attorney Block has devoted his legal practice to medical malpractice
cases of all kinds, including those involving nursing negligence, ensuring
that your case receives the attention it deserves during this traumatic
time in your life.
Trust Our Firm's Malpractice Knowledge With Your Case
There are many people that may be involved in causing you to be untreated,
mistreated, or misdiagnosed for your medical condition. Nurses are considered
to be the eyes and ears of doctors and surgeons, providing the day-to-day
needs of patients. When nursing errors go unchecked, the result can be
permanent, life-changing, or even fatal. Your well-being is too valuable
to allow nursing malpractice to continue.
If you have been injured based on the negligence and medical malpractice
of a nurse, you may have a medical malpractice claim.
Contact Portland nursing negligence lawyer Patrick L. Block to determine if you have a case and how you can move
forward obtaining much-needed justice for your injuries.