The normal juggle of life and daily high-stress situations are what many people in the medical field face. Because any wrong move could cost a patient’s life, nurses are always in a state of fight or flight.
Long-term stress often results in nursing burnout, and in turn leads to nursing negligence, a type of medical malpractice.
Nursing homes in New York provide care to persons of all ages who need round-the-clock care and supervision. While all such facilities provide basic nursing care and services, some nursing homes have arrangements available for specialized care for persons with special medical needs. New York State regulations and federal regulations govern the operation of these facilities and they lay down standards to assure that the elderly residents get the best possible care and quality of life.
Nursing home care in New York provides much-needed support to many families that find it difficult to care for their elders at home. Most such long-term care facilities provide thorough details regarding the medical support staff, equipment, and amenities available on the premises and promise to provide the best possible care to the elder whom you commit to their care.
A woman in New York City has filed a lawsuit against a nursing home for nursing negligence that allegedly led to the death of her dad, who was suffering from Covid-19, according to NY Post.
In a recent article published on Nurse Journal, it was revealed that nursing negligence medical malpractice lawsuits and settlements are low in comparison to physicians, which many think is due to the positive and personal relationships that nurses have with their patients.
Certain areas of healthcare are more prone to medical malpractice lawsuits than others. This means that nurses that work within the anesthesia, obstetrics, pediatrics, and neonatology units are more at risk of getting sued than their colleagues who don’t work in these areas.