Ohio Obstetrical Malpractice Lawyer
In hospitals today, nurses are taking on more and more responsibility. They help diagnose problems, treat symptoms and prescribe medication — often times without direct supervision from a doctor. Not surprisingly, their involvement in allegations of medical malpractice has also risen. As nurses do more in hospitals, they run the risk of doing more incorrectly.
At our Cleveland law firm, we hold obstetrical nurses accountable for the mistakes they make. Located in Cleveland and serving clients throughout Ohio, we are dedicated to achieving the best possible results for birth injury victims and their families.
We handle cases involving many different types of nurse errors and situations. These cases often involve nurses who fail to recognize a problem in the birthing process or who fail to adhere to a hospital's "chain of command policy."
Chain of Command
Nurses who work for hospitals have a legal responsibility to follow their hospitals' chain-of-command policies. These policies put into place a set of rules that nurses must follow. One of the most important rules is the duty to advocate for a patient through the organizational chain of command — to the doctor, the charge nurse and even the department head.
When a nurse recognizes a problem, she must invoke the chain of command in order to prevent injury. If going to one supervisor does not work, the nurse must go to the next in line until appropriate action is taken. Nurses who fail to go up the chain of command can be committing medical malpractice.
At Lancione & Lancione, PLL, we often talk with families that did not recognize a nurse's negligence during labor and delivery. What they did recognize, was that their child was injured. It is only later — after talking with an attorney — that these families gain perspective on the situation.
We often remind these clients that hospitals are responsible for nurse's decisions. We hold these hospitals accountable for the harm their obstetrical nurses caused.
Contact a Cleveland Obstetrics Nurse Negligence Attorney
If you think that medical malpractice was the cause of your child's birth injury, the best course of action is to talk with an experienced attorney about your situation. Contact Lancione & Lancione, PLL, by calling us toll free at 866-744-1330, or contact us online to schedule a free and confidential consultation.