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The Registered Nurse and Medical Malpractice

Despite the fact that registered nurses or RNs are not allowed to diagnose patients or write prescriptions like doctors and nurse practitioners, they are still just as capable of engaging in medical malpractice.

Registered nurses are often in charge of more patients than they can safely handle and are required to work long shifts while juggling these patients. Unfortunately, this can result in tired, overworked nurses who have to move quickly between their many patients. When this happens, accident and errors on the part of the nurse are far more likely to occur. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured by a negligent nurse, contact a Rhinelander medical malpractice lawyer at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today by calling 800-242-2874.

Errors Commonly Made By RNs

Hurried registered nurses moving from patient to patient are likely to make serious errors such as:

  • Performing routine treatments improperly
  • Making serious medication errors such as dosage mistakes or even giving a patient the wrong medication completely
  • Failing to respond to a patient in distress who is calling for the nurse

Whether medical malpractice occurs as a result of the actions of a doctor or nurse, the results are likely just as devastating.

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If you or someone you love has been seriously injured by a negligent registered nurse, contact the Rhinelander personal injury lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today by calling 800-242-2874.