A nursing error is a medical treatment error. Like all medical professionals, nurses are required to provide patients with an acceptable standard of care.
If you are unable to work due to sickness, disability, or a permanent injury, you may be entitled to claim compensation through your super as a Total and permanent disability (“TPD”) or income protection claim.
A damages claim for negligence may also be viable if the nursing 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, you must be able to demonstrate the link between the negligent actions of the nurse and the injuries you’ve sustained.
As nurses work across such a wide range of medical fields, negligence can happen in almost any healthcare setting. These are some common examples of negligence in nursing:
- Failing to diagnose a condition or report symptoms within a reasonable timeframe
- Failing to monitor a patient’s condition
- 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 medical negligence. Speak to our Nursing 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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