Helping You with Injuries from Nursing Errors
A nurse is a licensed health care professional with serious responsibilities for patients’ health and well-being. In many hospitals and nursing homes, nurses’ aids provide personal care, nurses monitor vital signs and doctors treat illnesses through examinations, prescriptions, surgery and so on.
The nurse’s role is critical to keeping patients safe. He or she has the training and skills necessary to evaluate fetal monitors during labor, to take blood pressure readings, to administer injections and otherwise be directly involved in the care of well, ill and injured patients.
A nurse often plays an important educational role by preparing patients to leave the hospital properly instructed, by assisting families through the dying process, or by helping new mothers get breast feeding off to a smooth start, for example.
A nurse is expected to fulfill accepted standards of care in settings, including the following:
- Outpatient clinics
- Nursing homes
- Home nursing for homebound patients
When nurses do their jobs well, they serve a great purpose for patients, doctors and patients’ families. They are the eyes and ears of patients, responsible for communicating key information to doctors. Their actions help prepare patients for surgery, prevent bedsores, regulate medication regimens and prevent falls from beds and wheelchairs.
When they are negligent, however, they have the ability to cause or trigger great harm, injury and even death in health care settings.
We Can Help You Hold the Nurse That Injured You Accountable
Coppola & Melonakis represents patients who have suffered injury or death caused or exacerbated by nursing malpractice such as the following:
- Wrong medication
- Failure to alert the doctor of critical developments
- Failure to watch or interpret fetal monitors correctly
- Administering wrong medications — or administering medications in a wrong way
- Failure to make required reports on patients’ well-being at the end of a shift to doctors and other nurses coming on duty
Evaluation, investigation, preparation for potential trial, negotiation, litigation and settlement — each phase and aspect of a nursing malpractice case involves detailed, knowledgeable guidance and advocacy.
Skilled legal advocacy and the ability to obtain monetary compensation for our Colorado clients is what we do well at Coppola & Melonakis.
After a Nursing Error, a Lawyer at Coppola & Melonakis Can Advise You
Our attorneys welcome the opportunity to listen to and advise you after you or a family member has suffered injury or death, and nursing errors may have been a key cause.
Call or e-mail our law offices to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced, compassionate lawyer. We handle most nursing error cases on a contingency fee basis. We don’t charge attorney fees unless we obtain monetary compensation for you.