Indiana Medical Malpractice & Injury Attorneys 
Nursing Errors

Indianapolis Nursing Error Attorneys

Representing Patients Injured by Negligence & Medication Error Throughout Indiana

Like physicians, nurses are required to exercise reasonable care in treating their patients. And, like physicians, nurses who fail to exercise reasonable care are legally accountable for harms that befall their patients as a result.

Take the Next Steps

If you have suffered serious harm due to a nursing error, there are legal steps you can take to hold the nurse and/or hospital accountable. At Garau Germano, P.C., we are committed to representing patients who have suffered due to these errors. Our lawyers understand the common mistakes and will thoroughly investigate the incident to determine whether you have a viable medical malpractice claim.

Garau Germano, P.C. can stand by your side through your nursing error case. Call our firm at (317) 854-5877 to discuss your case.

Failure to Report & Neglect

In today's health care environment, nurses frequently serve as the eyes and ears of the doctor. They are responsible for monitoring the patient's condition and promptly reporting to the doctor when there is reason for concern. Many nursing malpractice cases arise from a nurse's failure to report worrisome signs such as a drop in blood pressure, decreased urine output or altered mental status.

Nursing malpractice cases can also arise from the nurse's negligent administration of medication or the nurse's inattention to the safety, comfort, and hygiene of the patient. A nurse administering medication may provide the wrong dosage or misplace the IV used to infuse the medication. A nurse may neglect to turn the patient in her bed as frequently necessary, resulting in the patient developing bedsores. Or a nurse may fail to raise the bedrails on a patient who is at risk for falling, allowing the patient to get out of her bed without assistance and fall.

Some examples of nursing negligence cases our attorneys have successfully handled include:

  • Nurses fail to advise an obstetrician of worrisome signs on a fetal monitor strip, resulting in the baby being born with severe brain damage.
  • Nurses fail to monitor a child's vital signs after the administration of a potent painkiller, resulting in the child's respiratory arrest and death.
  • Nurses fail to monitor a patient experiencing mental status changes after heart surgery. The patient is found unconscious on the floor in his room and subsequently dies.

If you have been hurt due to nursing error, contact us to discuss the incident. Call our Indianapolis nursing error attorneys today at (317) 854-5877.

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