Nurses play a vital role in the daily care of patients in Oregon and across the country. Nurses. like all medical professionals, are required to have years of academic and on-the-job training in order to properly treat and care for patients. Unfortunately, health care facilities these days are often understaffed, and nurses are forced to work long hours, leading to exhaustion. When a nurse fails to properly do his or her job, the patient suffers. Recently, a woman in another state filed a lawsuit after she claims nursing negligence led to the death of her mother.
According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff's mother was a patient at a nursing facility and suffered injuries due to an fall while under the care of nursing staff. The plaintiff claims her mother suffered multiple fractures, physical pain and suffering, as well as mental anguish as a result of the fall. Allegedly, injuries from the fall led to the patient's death.
The lawsuit accuses the nursing facility of failing to provide adequate care and support for its residents. The plaintiff alleges the nursing facility did not provide her mother with adequate care and treatment, and also failed to provide information to family members about the patient's health. The plaintiff seeks trial by jury and all damages.
Nurses play a crucial role in the day-to-day lives of patients. When nurses make mistakes, the consequences can be life-threatening. Oregon residents who suffer the loss of a loved one as a result of nursing negligence have the right to take legal action. A successful lawsuit could result in compensation to help families cope with the trauma that comes with losing a family member.
Source: wvrecord.com, "Daughter alleges nursing home negligence caused mother's death", Jenie Mallari-torres, May 25, 2017