Nursing Negligence

South New Jersey Nursing Negligence Attorneys

Injury Resulting from Nurse Malpractice

Just as doctors must answer for negligence, nurses and their employers can be held accountable for incompetence resulting in injury or death. If you or a loved one suffered serious or permanent harm from a nurse's malpractice, contact the proven attorneys of Shivers, Gosnay & Greatrex, LLC.

Our Cherry Hill law firm has extensive experience in medical malpractice, including nursing negligence lawsuits. Representing clients throughout Camden County and South Jersey, we offer a case evaluation to determine if you have grounds to sue.

Nurse Malpractice: Failure to Meet the Standard of Care

Shivers, Gosnay & Greatrex has been successful in claims against health care facilities for personal injury or wrongful death. We investigate to uncover and prove the malpractice of nurse practitioners, registered nurses or other licensed nursing professionals:

  • Failure to assess serious injury or illness in triage (admitting)
  • Failing to monitor patients or ignoring patient complaints
  • Failure to summon doctors when a patient is in crisis
  • Medical decisions beyond the nurse's authority
  • Medication errors (overdose, wrong drug)
  • Failure to administer scheduled medications

A case example: We represented a client who told his nurse of excruciating pain, but did not receive timely medical attention because the nurse did not take any action. It turned out the man had suffered an exploded vertebra - besides enduring the tremendous pain with no immediate relief, the nurse's neglect put him at great risk of permanent spinal cord damage.

In a nurse malpractice lawsuit, our lawyers obtain patient charts, physicians' orders, client histories and other medical records. We also investigate the nurse's qualifications and any history of similar negligence. We consult with experts in the field of nursing who can attest that hospital's patient safety measures or staffing levels were inadequate, or that nurses failed to follow protocols and provide the accepted standard of care for their profession.

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Contact Shivers, Gosnay & Greatrex at 856-616-8080 to arrange a consultation. If you have a valid claim for malpractice, we will take your case all the way to a jury if necessary to obtain compensation for your injuries or permanent disability.