There are many highly skilled, experienced and excellent nurses in Oregon. Sadly, however, nursing negligence exists in this state, as it does in others. When a licensed nurse cuts corners or disregards regulations to save time, patients and their families are often the ones to suffer because of it. This is why patients do well to be as proactive as possible regarding their own health care.
Nurses often have stressful jobs, especially in situations where a particular patient might be difficult to handle, such as in cases of dementia or other mental incapacitation. Of course, no matter how challenging a patient might be, there is never acceptable reason to neglect his or her care. Most patient situations require tremendous focus and diligence.
If a nurse is administering medication, updating patient medical records or connecting or disconnecting breathing tubes or other medical apparatus, there is simply no room for negligence. One preventable error can result in severe consequences. Those that survive such an injury could still suffer long-term disabilities.
There are experienced attorneys in Oregon who have gone to bat many times for medical patients who have suffered injuries because of nursing negligence. If you or your loved one suffered because a nurse did not adhere to protocol or overstepped accepted standards of safety, grounds may exist for filing a personal injury claim in a civil court. You can request a consultation with Sokol & Foster, P.C., for a thorough review of your situation and to obtain help in gathering evidence and building a strong case.