Choose an Experienced Nursing Malpractice Attorney with Perdue & Kidd

A nursing malpractice lawyer with our Houston-based office has the expertise and track record of success you need. Jim Perdue, Jr. is board-certified in Medical Professional Liability Law and has been recognized nationwide as a leader in the field of personal injury and medical malpractice law. He and co-founding attorney, Donald Kidd, have built an elite national firm with a boutique law operating basis: we focus on quality of representation to individual clients who need help and not quantity of cases. We help victims of medical malpractice and their families get the answers they’ve been trying to get without success and we make the insurance companies respect our client’s story. You deserve the highest levels of representation and advocacy and that is what we provide with our over 100 years of experience.

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Don’t try to take on a nursing negligence claim on your own. Get the skilled representation you need to ensure the greatest chance at obtaining substantial compensation that is just. There is no charge for the initial consultation and we work on a contingency fee basis so you will never pay out of pocket if we take on your case.

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Nurses Implement Medical Care Plans and Monitor Patient Progress

Nursing is not an easy job but registered nurses are trained and certified to provide critical healthcare services. According to the American Nurses Association, the four primary responsibilities of a nurse are:

  • Perform physical examinations, take the patient’s medical and health history, and ensure this information is known and understood before that nurse or a doctor makes any crucial decisions on care.
  • Educate, counsel, and promote health.
  • Administer medical directives such as medications, and take appropriate medical actions or interventions as needed depending on the specific situation occurring with a patient.
  • Communicate and coordinate with doctors and other healthcare professionals on the care and treatment of the patient.
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What Constitutes Nursing Malpractice?

Nurses are tasked with “doing the usual” when it comes to patient care and being observant of the patient’s condition. Failure to do so can result in serious repercussions suffered by those under a nurse’s care.

Examples of malpractice:

  • Failure to monitor patients
  • Medication errors
  • Failure to follow the doctor’s directions
  • Documentation errors
  • Botched routine procedures
  • Failure to respond when called by the patient

Additional Sources of Negligence May Bring about Nursing Malpractice

Unlike doctors who are actually all independent contractors, the vast majority of nurses are employees of medical facilities. Therefore, hospitals, urgent care centers, nursing homes, medical centers, and other such places where nurses are employed, are responsible for the following:

  • Ensuring proper qualifications and training 
  • Providing ongoing training
  • Regular reviews of performance and competence
  • Ensuring proper staffing and resources

An understaffed hospital puts stress on nurses who already have a stressful job. Nurses may end up having to work longer hours which can increase the chances of a serious mistake. Additionally, administrative errors can lead to situations like having gaps in attending nurses after a shift change resulting in a lack of critical attendance upon patients.  

Another source of nursing malpractice can be a staffing agency hired by a medical facility to help with filling nurse positions. Such agencies have a similar duty to ensure nurses are qualified and competent before they are placed in a hospital.

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See if you have a malpractice claim by discussing your case with an attorney at Perdue & Kidd. We are happy to help you understand your rights and what we may be able to do to get you compensation for all damages.

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