Serving Injured Clients & Their Families Throughout Arizona
Do you have a case?
Call us today for a free consultation
Practice Areas Menu

Nurses must be prepared to handle critical responsibilities

A good business takes its staffing decisions seriously. Without competent, well-trained employees, a company will not likely remain competitive for long. But what if a company is in the business of treating the sick and saving lives? Such high stakes demand that employees be prepared to take on all the challenges of their jobs.

More than most establishments, hospitals need to be very careful when bringing on new staff members. For example, nurses should have certification that confirms they have been trained to handle their very important responsibilities.

Nurses are often charged with monitoring patients. They should be able to quickly spot if a patient is showing signs of duress or is experiencing life-threatening symptoms. They must be prepared to respond immediately when a patient is in trouble. A delay in medical assistance can place a patient in grave danger.

Nurses may also be tasked with issuing medication to patients. They must carefully administer the correct medications, in the correct dosage at the appropriate times; a medication error could seriously injure a patient.

Being a nurse is not an easy job. This is why hospitals have a duty to exercise due diligence when screening applicants for nursing positions. Ultimately, it is the hospital that is accountable if a nurse makes an error which causes harm to a patient.

If you or a loved one have suffered an injury attributable to the negligent actions of a hospital employee, the law firm of Harris, Powers & Cunningham may be able to provide you with support and representation. We offer analysis of medical malpractice claims; you can read this page on our website to learn more about our services.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • Super Lawyers
  • State Bar Of Arizona
  • MCBA
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum | Life Member | Million Dollar Advocates Forum | Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum | The Top Trial Lawyers in America | Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Martindale-Hubbell | Peer Review Rated | For Ethical Standards and Legal Ability | 2017
  • Listed In Best Lawyers | The World's Premier Guide
  • BBB | Accredited Business | A+
  • Ethical | Arizona
  • Best Lawyers Law Firm 2020 Personal Injury Medical Malpractice Arizona
Email us for a response

how can we help you?

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

Submitting your information to us through this web form does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Information submitted through this web form is not confidential, not subject to attorney-client privilege, and will not preclude this law firm from representing a different client in the same legal matter. We do not represent you until you meet with us and sign a fee agreement. Please do not send us any confidential information about your case until we meet. Re jurisdictional limits and information is info only, does not constitute legal advice or create an attorney-client or attorney-prospective client relationship.


Privacy Policy

Office Building
Office Location:

361 East Coronado Road, Suite 101
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Toll Free: 888-691-0990
Phone: 602-730-7453
Phone: 602-271-9344
Fax: 602-252-2099
Phoenix Law Office Map