When it comes to the day-to-day care of Oregon patients, nurses play possibly the most important role. From sorting medications to providing moral and emotional support, nurses are often considered the heroes of the medical world. However, due to the high demands in the nursing profession, nurses are often overworked and understaffed and this may lead to nursing errors and neglect in patient care. When a nurse fails to do his or her job and causes injury to a patient, legal action can be taken.
A woman in another state has filed a lawsuit after her mother suffered injury due to alleged negligence in a nursing facility. The mother became a resident at the nursing facility in 2016. Allegedly, inadequate care and supervision caused the woman to suffer a fall.
According to the plaintiff, the fall caused injuries to her mother. The plaintiff is holding the nursing facility and its staff responsible for her mother's injuries due to the alleged negligent care. The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks all damages plus other just relief.
Nurses in the state of Oregon and across the United States provide the majority of care for patients, so they can be crucial when it comes to the survival and well-being of patients. Like all health care professionals, nurses have an obligation and professional duty to treat patients with an acceptable standard of care. Families that have been affected by nursing errors or negligence may benefit from seeking the services of an experienced attorney. A successfully litigated lawsuit could provide compensation to help families cope with this difficult experience.
Source: wvrecord.com, "Daughter files negligence suit against Sunbridge Dunbar over mother's care", Philip Gonzales, Jan. 1, 2018