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Nurse negligence is similar to malpractice in any other medical situation. When you file a lawsuit against a nurse for malpractice, you'll need to show that the nurse did something that a reasonably prudent person would not have done under the same circumstances or that she failed to do something that someone else would have done in the same situation.
What Constitutes Nurse Negligence?
Generally, negligence is the failure to provide reasonable care. Nurses are held to this "reasonable" standard. A malpractice suit against a nurse claims that the nurse did something that caused an injury to a patient.To establish a nursing malpractice claim, your lawyer will need to demonstrate the following:
- Why the nurse had an obligation to you as a patient;
- How the appropriate standard of care was not met;
- How the nurse breached that standard of care in your treatment;
- That the breach in the standard of care led to your injury; and
- Document the injuries and damages that you suffered.
If you and your attorney can demonstrate all these things, you'll be in a good position to prove that nursing negligence took place. You and your attorney will build your case around the above requirements, so you have the best chance of making an impression on the court.If you think you have been the victim of nursing negligence, or your loved one experienced nurse malpractice, talk with one of our New York medical malpractice attorneys about your case. Contact us today.