For many patients, nurses are the primary caregivers. Nurses must uphold standards of practice that ensure your safety and well-being. Advocating for clients harmed by errors by nurses and other medical professionals is a large part of our practice.
The Responsibilities of Nurses
Nurses are skilled professionals with a wide range of medical knowledge. They provide primary care in clinics, hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living facilities. While nursing errors are the exception, they do occur, including:
- Incorrect medication
- Incorrect dosage
- Failure to identify infection
- Misdiagnosis of worsening patient symptoms
- Malpractice in a surgical environment
Any successful legal action for nurse negligence requires, first and foremost, an in-depth understanding of the role nurses play in health care. Developing the causative link between actions (or inaction) and the effects suffered is key to a strong case.
At Stevenson Whelton MacDonald & Swan LLP, we have extensive experience in cases involving medical malpractice. Our investigation of your circumstances can reveal whether legal action is warranted and advisable. If you choose to advance a claim, we have the knowledge, experience and skill to represent you.
Lawyers For Nurse Malpractice In Ontario
When pursuing your options to redress a nursing error, it is critical that your lawyer is experienced with medical malpractice cases involving complex medical evidence. Contact us at 416‑599‑7900 or online for a free initial consultation.