A hospital error is a medical treatment error. Like all medical professionals, nursing teams and hospitals are required to provide patients with an acceptable standard of care including following surgery.
A damages claim for negligence may be viable if the hospital care provided is not of an acceptable standard. It’s important to note that not all adverse health outcomes are caused by negligence. To prove negligence in nursing and hospital care, you must be able to demonstrate the link between the negligent actions of the hospital and the injuries you’ve sustained.
As hospitals care for patients across such a wide range of medical fields, negligence can happen in almost any setting. These are some common examples of hospital negligence:
- Failing to detect critical observations of a patient’s condition within a reasonable timeframe
- Failing to monitor a patient’s condition
- Failing to take adequate steps if a patient’s condition deteriorates
- Administering the wrong medication
- Misinterpreting test results
- Using medical equipment in an unsafe manner
Simply having a bad result from treatment does not necessarily mean there is a case for hospital negligence. Speak to our nursing and hospital care negligence lawyers Brisbane and QLD wide at Carter Capner Law. We can help determine whether there may be grounds for a claim.
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