Legal Help if You’ve Been Injured by Nursing Malpractice
St. Augustine, Florida Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Nurses are the front line of medical care in hospitals, clinics, and nursing homes. Their vigilance and prompt response to a patient’s changing medical condition can mean the difference between life and death. We count on their good judgment.
Unfortunately, hospitals and clinics looking for ways to reduce costs often do it by cutting the nursing staff and replacing them with less skilled people. That leaves the few nurses on staff overworked and hurried. And that’s a recipe for medical mistakes.
If you think you were injured by a nurse, a physician’s assistant, or a radiology technician, contact The McLeod Firm, in St. Augustine. Our nursing malpractice attorneys are here to help you find answers and get financial compensation.
We have almost two decades of experience proving medical malpractice for people who were injured in St. Johns County, Flagler County, Putman County, Volvsia County, and Clay County, Florida.
What Is Nursing Malpractice?
Nurses are involved in every aspect of medical care:
- In a clinic setting, nurses must accurately identify who needs immediate medical attention.
- In surgery or after surgery failure to monitor the patient’s vital signs and medical condition can quickly lead to a medical crisis. Other critical nursing duties include properly administering drugs and carrying out doctor’s orders.
- In the labor and delivery of a child, nurses must monitor the vital signs of both mother and child, watching for signs that could make labor difficult (baby is in the wrong position) and responding quickly and properly to labor emergencies such as placenta previa or placental abruption.
- In a nursing home setting negligence in monitoring the condition of vulnerable elders and disabled persons can be fatal.
Were You the Victim of Nursing Malpractice?
Medicine is highly technical. It’s hard for an ordinary person to know where things went wrong, if their problem was unavoidable or if it was the result of bad nursing care. At The McLeod Firm, we work with medical experts from around the country to prove the true cause of your injuries.
Contact our law office in St. Augustine, Florida. We provide a free initial consultation to determine if we are the right firm to handle your case. We handle all personal injury and medical malpractice cases on a contingency fee basis; that means you pay no attorney’s fees until we recover money for you.