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CNAs and Medical Malpractice

Certified nursing assistants are individuals who are trained to aid nurses in their day to day duties. CNAs often interact very closely with patients and are responsible for a number of minor patient care duties such as helping patients move from their beds and use the restroom.

Despite the fact that a CNA’s responsibilities are fairly minor when compared to those of a nurse, they are still very capable of making serious mistakes which can severely injure patients. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured by a negligent CNA, contact the Rhinelander personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 for a free initial consultation.

Potential Errors Made by Nursing Assistants

Certified nurse’s aides typically have significantly less experience and schooling than other medical professionals working in hospitals, despite the fact that they work very closely with patients. Some harmful behaviors CNAs may engage in include:

  • Rough handling of patients: CNAs are expected to help patients turn around in their beds as well as help them move from their beds to other areas of the room. If a CNA is too rough, patients may suffer broken bones or head trauma.
  • Poor sanitation procedures: failing to wash hands or use gloves after every patient can result in the spreading of disease.
  • Neglect: CNAs who fail to respond to a patient who has a need or request can cause potentially serious injuries.

While CNAs are supposed to always be under the supervision of a nurse, it is virtually impossible for a nurse to constantly monitor them.

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If you or someone you love has been seriously injured by a nursing assistant or nursing aide, contact the Rhinelander medical malpractice lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 to discuss the facts of your case.