Nurses and medical providers in the state of Oregon are required to have years of academic and on-the-job training in order to treat and care for patients. When patients are admitted to hospitals and medical facilities, nurses provide the majority of the care, so they play a crucial role in the care of the patient. Unfortunately, when front-line medical workers such as nurses make mistakes, the patient suffers the consequences. A lawsuit was recently filed after an elderly female patient in another state died due to alleged nursing negligence.
The lawsuit was filed by representatives of the deceased patient's estate. According to the lawsuit, the elderly patient was admitted to a nursing facility and resided there for almost three years. The lawsuit alleges that the staff of the facility failed to take proper care of the patient, which eventually resulted in her death.
The plaintiffs allege that the defendants failed to notice signs and symptoms of an infection and failed to monitor the patient's hydration status. The lawsuit claims that the defendants also failed to provide adequate skin assessments. The plaintiffs accuse the nursing facility of failing to properly train staff and failing to provide a safe environment. The plaintiffs seek a trial by jury, attorney's fees, consequential damages and all other relief.
Although nurses and medical professionals in the state of Oregon are well-trained professionals, they are also human -- and humans will make mistakes. Those who have been injured or lost a loved one as a result of nursing negligence have the right to pursue legal action. Damages awarded from a successfully litigated lawsuit could provide a much-needed financial relief.
Source: flarecord.com, "Personal representative accuses Bay Pointe Nursing Pavilion owners of wrongful death", Ma. Angelica Saylo Pilo, July 19, 2017