When in the care of medical personnel, most people trust that they will be cared for, monitored and treated with the proper medicines and procedures. This applies not only to hospital visits and stays, but also to routine doctor visits, in-home care and residential care. While the vast majority of medical professionals take great pride in offering top-notch care and supervision, there are some individuals who become negligent in their duties. When medical negligence occurs, it can result in medical complications, increased progression of diseases, and in extreme cases, death. Medical negligence can occur in almost any medical setting, and it can involve almost any medical professional, but by and large, the most common form of medical negligence is nursing negligence.
Nursing negligence is especially problematic as nurses are often the front line of defense and care for patients. Nurses are tasked with routinely checking in on patients in hospitals, administering medications, taking and storing fluid samples, ensuring all medical equipment is operating correctly, recording measurements and more, and each of these tasks is vital for the health and well being of patients. Nursing negligence can cause patient information to become lost or become improperly recorded or stored, and this can result in improper dosing of medicines, improper administration of medicines and improper prognoses being given. Essentially, nursing negligence could cause a complete breakdown in a patient’s chain-of-care.
If you or a loved one have suffered due to nursing negligence in Savannah, GA, it’s important to know that you may be due compensation. As mentioned, nursing negligence can cause far- reaching problems, and there is no one specific ailment that qualifies for nursing negligence compensation. The problem that many people run into, however, is that nursing negligence may be difficult to prove. Often, this type of negligence occurs when patients are unresponsive in a hospital setting, meaning they might not even realize what happened until much later.
Thankfully, Eric J. Hertz and the Hertz Law Firm are available to help Savannah, GA residents seek justice for their injuries. Eric J. Hertz has the resources available to investigate every aspect of a nursing negligence claim in the Savannah area, and he can help you too. The Hertz Law Firm is staffed by legal professionals who are experienced in dealing with medical claims, and they can make sure that you have the opportunity to seek the compensation you deserve. Additionally, when you partner with Eric J. Hertz, you won’t have to deal with any of the confusing paperwork involved with filing a claim, and you won’t have to deal directly with the medical staff involved in your case. From filling out and filing the proper paperwork to meeting with medical staff and their lawyers to representing your interests in court, Eric J. Hertz can handle it all while you relax and focus on recovering from your injuries.