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New Jersey Nursing Errors Lawyer

Nurses are increasingly on the front lines when it comes to day-to-day health care providing in hospitals and other health care settings. Doctors are often under pressure from insurers, hospitals and group medical practices to see more patients more quickly. Often, it is nurses who administer medications, maneuver patients and otherwise deliver care. When a nurse ignores established procedures and the result is serious injury or death of a patient, the injured person or family members may have cause to bring a claim for compensation.

Nursing malpractice is as serious a problem in the medical care field as is physician malpractice. Nurses' errors in medical care often include one or more of the following:

  • Medication errors
  • Misinterpretation of doctors' orders
  • Medical decisions that should fall under the direct authority of doctors
  • Miscommunication with doctors, pharmacists, therapists or nurses' aides
  • Miscommunication among different departments in a hospital: for example, between a surgical ward and an after-surgery care department
  • Failure of nurses to follow established chain-of-command policies
  • Failure of nurses to properly supervise certified nursing assistants (CNAs) under their direction

Britcher Leone, LLC, has been at the forefront of policymaking in the area of medical care safety practices in New Jersey. Our staff includes Armand Leone Jr., a Board Certified Physician and attorney, as well as partner E. Drew Britcher, certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney. Mr. Britcher participated in crafting the final language used in the New Jersey Patient Safety Act, which passed into law in 2004. This law requires that when a medical error has serious repercussions, that error be investigated and the root causes analyzed in an attempt to prevent future similar medical mistakes.

As the state's website explains, "The statute was designed to improve patient safety in hospitals and other health care facilities by establishing a medical error reporting system. [The] system promotes comprehensive reporting of adverse patient events, systematic analysis of their causes, and creation of solutions that will improve health care quality and save lives." (Source: http://www.state.nj.us/health/ps/). This law pertains to nursing errors as well as doctors' errors, pharmacy errors and other types of medical mistakes.

Contact a Glen Rock Attorney for Medication Errors at Britcher Leone, LLC

We provide a free initial consultation to discuss your injuries. If one of our New Jersey nursing error attorneys accepts your case, we will handle it on a contingent fee basis. You will not pay attorneys' fees unless we are successful in helping you recover compensation. Attorneys at our law firm welcome your inquiry. Call 866-713-1795 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation with a lawyer.

"The mission of Britcher Leone, LLC is to unite the professional disciplines of medicine and law to help the victims of physicians' malpractice and serious personal injury restore their future and the future of their families."
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