The quality of care practised within the nursing profession is generally very high. It is as a result of a combination of their highest standards of training, dedication, loyalty and the compassion that they have for their provided to patients whom they see and treat every day.
However sometimes things can go wrong...
Breach Of Duty
As a patient you expect to always receive a reasonable standard of ethical behaviour and care that "a reasonably diligent nurse would use”, and who also strives to act with “ordinary and reasonable” care. The nurse has a duty to you.
However, mistakes can still occur, which could be a “breach of duty” and may be found to be negligent if thata nurse has failed to meet that standard and that she has perform their duties as directly relating to caused the injury or harm caused to a patient as a result.
If you feel that you or a family member have not received the proper an expected standard of care because you believe a nurse has, for example, acted in error, made an inadequate assessment, or delayed a diagnosis, you need to find out if you have a genuine claim in ase of negligence.
Our dedicated clinical negligence team at Your Legal Friend has 30 years experience in successfully resolving many different types, and sometimes, complex negligence cases.
We can help you find out if :
Various roles of the practice nurse...
A ‘practice nurse’ works within the community as part of a team of professionals, including doctors, health visitors and therapists, and helps provide nursing care, treatment and health education to patients of all ages.
You are most likely to be seen by a practice nurse at a health centre, clinic or GP surgery.
Examples of the many various roles of a practice nurse include, a nurse who conducts a blood test at your local surgery, a post-operation care nurse, midwife, a young child’s health visitor, District Nurse and a residential home care nurse.
Among the different duties you may expect to see a practice nurse perform, are:
Did you know...
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A nurse working within general practice is expected to take on additional responsibilities and, increasingly, will see patients first with a level or type of symptom or injury, which previously would have been seen by a GP.
Additional nurse roles can include chronic disease management clinics, nurse triage, family planning, and immunisation clinics. As the nursing role has expanded, there can be an increased risk of clinical negligence.
Primary claims for nursing negligence, include:
Further examples of potential nursing negligence, include
How Your Legal Friend can help you..
You may have good grounds for compensation Iif you feel that:
We can help.
As experienced clinical negligence specialists, we are committed to helping you find answers both an the explanation and to access compensation to which you are entitled for a treatment of care, which fell below expected standards , it and may prevent others from suffering in a similar way.