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The Certified Nurse’s Aid and Medical Malpractice

The scope of medical professionals that can be legally held liable for medical malpractice goes way beyond just doctors and nurses. One type of medical professional that may engage in negligent behavior is the certified nurse’s aid.

Certified nurse’s aids are only required to complete a very small amount of schooling before they are allowed to work directly with patients. Most of the training they receive is on the job and involves real patients. Despite the fact that certified nurse’s aids have significantly less responsibility than nurses, they are still capable of causing great harm to patients. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured by a negligent certified nurse’s aid, contact the Sheboygan personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at (920) 459-8000.

Negligent Behavior and Certified Nurse’s Aids

Certified nurse’s aids are in charge of the routine care for patients such as helping them move from their beds, go to the restroom, and helping patients with requests. Even though certified nurse’s aids are supposed to be under the constant care of a nurse, nurses are very busy and cannot constantly keep an eye on them. Negligent behavior certified nurse’s aids may engage in includes:

  • Rough handling of patients
  • Failing to be sanitary and wash hands between patients/wear gloves
  • Failure to respond to patient’s requests

It is important to be aware during a hospital stay that nurses and doctors are not the only ones who can make negligent errors in patient care.

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If you or someone you love has been injured by a certified nurse’s aid, contact the Sheboygan medical malpractice lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at (920) 459-8000.