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Can a Nurse Be Sued for Malpractice?

When you’re hurt by a doctor’s negligence, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice claim. But doctors aren’t the only ones who provide treatment in a hospital. Nurses, physical therapists, and other hospital staff may be in charge of protecting your health. 

So what happens if one of them makes a negligent mistake? 

At Anderson & Anderson, we understand acting on a medical malpractice claim is tough. That may be even truer in cases where you were injured by someone other than your doctor. Luckily, our dedicated medical malpractice lawyers are here to help when a nurse injures you and leads to a medical malpractice claim. 

Who’s Liable when a Nurse Is Negligent? 

Like doctors, nurses are expected to maintain a certain standard of care. They’re required to do everything in their power to protect their patients’ health. If they’re not careful with your health and safety, they may be held liable for the suffering they caused. 

But like doctors, they’re often not the ones who will cover the financial part of your lawsuit. You may instead have to sue the hospital or medical group responsible for the nurse’s actions. While they may have committed the malpractice that injured you, their employers are responsible for their actions. 

But knowing how to file a claim against a hospital can be tough. Talk to your medical malpractice lawyer if you’re struggling to get compensated for your losses. 

Compensation for Malpractice Victims 

When you’re hurt because a nurse was careless, it’s your right to pursue compensation for your injuries. That’s true of injuries caused by any medical professional. But what is your claim worth? 

Your first concern may be your economic losses, or the financial costs of your medical injury. That may include the costs of your treatment, compensation for the time you were unable to work, and the costs of support if you’re unable to live independently.

Your non-economic losses can be more complicated. These cover the intangible emotional and mental costs of your injuries. For example, you may now suffer from anxiety or depression because of the nurse’s treatment. You may have been disfigured, which can impact your mental health. All these losses can leave a toll on you that should be accounted for in your lawsuit.. 

Contact Your Malpractice Lawyer for Help 

When you’re hurt by a nurse’s actions, you may need help recovering from your injuries, just like you would if a doctor hurt you. But you may not have the tools you need for a lawsuit, and you may be unsure where to begin. 

The top-rated lawyers at Anderson & Anderson can help you get started. If you’re a victim of medical malpractice, your lawyer can help you gather evidence, represent your claim in court, and get you compensated for the suffering you experienced. We can even get started with a free consultation, so you know what to expect from your claim. Call 813-251-0072 or fill out the following online contact form.