The Important Role Nurses Play
It’s easy to underestimate the role of nurses. Yet, in many ways, they’re at the heart of our nation’s health care system.
Nurses are responsible for the day-to-day care of vulnerable patients. They carry out doctor’s orders and administer treatments. They’re also responsible for:
- Monitoring the condition of patients who are injured or ill
- Reporting any changes in a patient’s condition
- Correctly administering medications and treatments
- Using medical devices and equipment in the proper manner
- Following the right protocols and standards when it comes to patient care
- Keeping detailed records
- Alerting doctors when a patient needs medical attention
Because nurses have the most contact with patients in hospitals and nursing homes, they’re supposed to be advocates for patients. What’s more, they’re often the eyes and ears of medical institutions. They know firsthand the level of care patients are receiving. When they disagree with the decision of a doctor or other medical professional — or when they come across evidence that a patient is being mistreated — they should notify the proper authorities in the chain of command.
When Something Goes Wrong
Unfortunately, nurses don’t always perform their duties correctly. Perhaps they’re overworked and burnt out. Perhaps they weren’t properly trained. Or maybe they just experienced a lapse in judgment.
Whatever the reason for the mistake, you — the patient — shouldn’t have to suffer the consequences.
Discuss Your Concerns With A Firm That Has Nurses On Staff
If a nursing mistake contributed to your suffering, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the “Law Doctors” at Barry D. Lang, M.D. & Associates in the Boston area. We have nurses and doctors on staff — which means we can quickly get to the bottom of what the nurse did wrong in your situation. Our attorneys are staunch advocates for patients across Massachusetts.
To discuss your concerns, please call 1-877-LAW-DOCS or reach out to us online. You won’t have to pay anything or make any commitments to get a free initial consultation.