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Nursing Negligence Archives

Unexplained infant injuries possibly the result of nursing errors

Fewer events are happier in a young family's life in Oregon than welcoming a new baby. The joy of giving birth to a healthy baby knows no bounds for most people. As joyous as the birth may be, finding out something has happened or may be wrong can fill a new parent with fear and dread. Five families are facing that fear after a possible case of nursing errors in a NICU in another state.

Nursing negligence contributes to mental health facility woes

Having to commit a loved one to a mental health facility can be a very painful and emotional experience. A person  would hope that his or her loved one would receive the required care and be safe. In a prominent Oregon mental health facility, this may not always be the case. There have been many recent instances of nursing negligence that threatened patient safety.

Nursing negligence can exist in mental hospitals

Mental illness can be devastating to the person who is suffering and also to the family and loved ones of the afflicted individual in Oregon. When a person needs to be hospitalized for his or her condition, family and loved ones trust the facility to provide a high level of care to their loved one. Sadly, this is not always the case and nursing negligence can occur.

Nursing negligence can cause preventable death

Having to commit a loved one to an Oregon nursing home can be a very difficult and emotional decision. Once the decision is made, a family hopes they are making the right decision for their loved one and that they have found the best care possible. When that care falls short mistakes and accidents can occur that can end in a case of nursing negligence.

Nursing negligence and ALS prove to be catastrophic

When loved ones are entrusted to skilled nursing and healthcare facilities in Oregon, the patient's family expect that their loved one will receive appropriate and mandated care. If care instructions are not followed, nursing negligence can result in a tragedy. This occurred in a recent case where a patient on a ventilator passed away. The probable cause was a ventilator failure.

Concern about nursing negligence can cause feelings of guilt

Making the decision to have a loved one admitted to a nursing home in Oregon can be a decision fraught with guilt and doubt.  It is not a decision that is made lightly. When such a decision ultimately results in the death of the loved one due to possible nursing negligence on the part of the nursing home entrusted with the loved one's care, guilt and doubt may join feelings of anger and the desire for answers.

Nursing negligence can be a reality in nursing homes

Caring for elderly parents in Oregon can be a very difficult situation. Typically, one's parents are aging at the same time children are growing up. Children and aging parents end up needing more attention at the same time. Frequently, the situation is too much to handle. A nursing home may become the best solution but sadly nursing negligence does happen.

Alleged nursing negligence leads to charges

Its no secret that nurses are the true heroes of the medical world. Nurses are often single-handily responsible for the day-to-day care of patients. As patient occupancy increases in medical facilities in Oregon and across the country, the demand for nurses is on the rise. These days, the roles of nurses are even expanding beyond bedside care. Increasing demand combined with ever expanding roles and duties may be a reason for the spike in nursing negligence cases.

Woman claims nursing errors sent her to the intensive care unit

Traditionally, nurses in Oregon and around the world are thought of as physician assistants and the daily caretakers of medical patients. However, in today's world of health care, nurses are tasked with so much more. From sorting medications and electronically charting symptoms to just being there for emotional support, it's no secret that nurses play a vital and crucial role in the lives of their patients. However, since nurses today are responsible for such a wide range of duties, it is becoming more and more likely for nursing errors to occur.

Alleged nursing negligence leads to death of elderly patient

Nursing facilities in Oregon and across the country provide daily care on a personal level and are great for patients that do not need to stay in a hospital but also cannot live alone at home. Like all medical facilities, nursing facilities depend on well-trained and skilled professionals to provide care for their patients and residents. However, these days, high patient volumes and over-worked nurses may lead to nursing negligence.