Hospital & Nursing Staff Malpractice Lawyers In Birmingham

Jefferson County Medical Malpractice Attorneys Representing Victims Injured By Medical Negligence

The role of a nurse is essential to a hospital patient’s well-being and recovery. Nurses implement the doctors’ orders, monitor vital signs, dispense medications, chart progress or lack thereof and report important symptoms. An error in any of a nurse’s responsibilities can cause serious, permanent harm to the patient. Some nursing errors are fatal.

At the Liddon Law Firm in Birmingham, our attorneys are experienced in representing victims of hospital and nursing malpractice. We are meticulous in the investigation and litigation of nurse negligence cases. If you or a member of your family was harmed because a nurse or hospital was negligent, please contact us to discuss your case. We offer a free initial consultation and case evaluation.

Forms of Nursing Staff Negligence

Some types of nursing negligence involve a nurse’s failure to take action. Other nursing errors are caused by a nurse taking the wrong action. All of these errors involve a failure by the nurse to follow an established standard of care. Examples of nursing negligence include:

  • Medication errors, such as administering the wrong dose
  • Prescription errors, such as administering the wrong prescription
  • Failure to monitor a patient
  • Failure to alert the doctor to important symptoms
  • Failure to prevent patient falls and drops
  • Negligent use of a medical device, from a syringe to a catheter to intubation equipment
  • Abuse or neglect of patients, from failure to prevent bed sores to sexual abuse of patients
  • Inadequate Staffing

Nursing negligence is often the direct result of a hospital’s negligence. Inadequate staffing levels are a common form of hospital negligence. Unfortunately, because of economic reasons, nurses are often assigned unreasonably large care loads. They are expected to provide care for far too many patients.

Our founder, attorney Flint Liddon, represented a client who had been injured by nursing negligence caused by inadequate staffing. The required nurse/patient ratio was one nurse for every six patients. The actual ratio was one nurse to every 18 patients.

Forms of Hospital Negligence

Hospitals can be held liable for injuries caused by any of their employees, including nurses, medical technicians and support staff. If a member of a cleaning crew was washing the floor and failed to post a warning sign, the hospital could be held financially liable if someone fell and was seriously injured.

Other types of hospital negligence may include:

  • Failure to prevent hospital-acquired infections
  • Failure to provide proper supervision and training
  • Failure to follow proper screening procedures before hiring an employee or granting hospital privileges to a doctor

Nurse and hospital negligence cases are complex. If you were injured, it is important to discuss the circumstances of your case with an attorney who is experienced in medical malpractice claims.

The Liddon Law Firm has more than 20 years of experience representing people seriously injured by doctors, nurses, other medical professionals and hospitals. We have won more than $100 million in financial compensation for our injured clients. You can rely on us for quality legal representation and personal client service.

Contact a Hospital and Nursing Negligence Attorney Today!

To arrange a free initial consultation, please contact the Liddon Law Firm today. From our office in Birmingham, we represent injured people in Jefferson County, Tuscaloosa County and throughout central and northern Alabama.

Hospital & Nursing Staff Malpractice Lawyers In Birmingham

Jefferson County Medical Malpractice Attorneys Representing Victims Injured By Medical Negligence

The role of a nurse is essential to a hospital patient’s well-being and recovery. Nurses implement the doctors’ orders, monitor vital signs, dispense medications, chart progress or lack thereof and report important symptoms. An error in any of a nurse’s responsibilities can cause serious, permanent harm to the patient. Some nursing errors are fatal.

At the Liddon Law Firm in Birmingham, our attorneys are experienced in representing victims of hospital and nursing malpractice. We are meticulous in the investigation and litigation of nurse negligence cases. If you or a member of your family was harmed because a nurse or hospital was negligent, please contact us to discuss your case. We offer a free initial consultation and case evaluation.

Forms of Nursing Staff Negligence

Some types of nursing negligence involve a nurse’s failure to take action. Other nursing errors are caused by a nurse taking the wrong action. All of these errors involve a failure by the nurse to follow an established standard of care. Examples of nursing negligence include:

  • Medication errors, such as administering the wrong dose
  • Prescription errors, such as administering the wrong prescription
  • Failure to monitor a patient
  • Failure to alert the doctor to important symptoms
  • Failure to prevent patient falls and drops
  • Negligent use of a medical device, from a syringe to a catheter to intubation equipment
  • Abuse or neglect of patients, from failure to prevent bed sores to sexual abuse of patients
  • Inadequate Staffing

Nursing negligence is often the direct result of a hospital’s negligence. Inadequate staffing levels are a common form of hospital negligence. Unfortunately, because of economic reasons, nurses are often assigned unreasonably large care loads. They are expected to provide care for far too many patients.

Our founder, attorney Flint Liddon, represented a client who had been injured by nursing negligence caused by inadequate staffing. The required nurse/patient ratio was one nurse for every six patients. The actual ratio was one nurse to every 18 patients.

Forms of Hospital Negligence

Hospitals can be held liable for injuries caused by any of their employees, including nurses, medical technicians and support staff. If a member of a cleaning crew was washing the floor and failed to post a warning sign, the hospital could be held financially liable if someone fell and was seriously injured.

Other types of hospital negligence may include:

  • Failure to prevent hospital-acquired infections
  • Failure to provide proper supervision and training
  • Failure to follow proper screening procedures before hiring an employee or granting hospital privileges to a doctor

Nurse and hospital negligence cases are complex. If you were injured, it is important to discuss the circumstances of your case with an attorney who is experienced in medical malpractice claims.

The Liddon Law Firm has more than 20 years of experience representing people seriously injured by doctors, nurses, other medical professionals and hospitals. We have won more than $100 million in financial compensation for our injured clients. You can rely on us for quality legal representation and personal client service.

Contact a Hospital and Nursing Negligence Attorney Today!

To arrange a free initial consultation, please contact the Liddon Law Firm today. From our office in Birmingham, we represent injured people in Jefferson County, Tuscaloosa County and throughout central and northern Alabama.

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