Many people think of “medical malpractice” as a negligent act committed by a physician. The truth is that other medical workers are also capable of causing serious harm to patients if they behave carelessly. For example, certified nursing assistants (CNAs) can make dangerous errors when taking care of patients.
CNAs work closely with patients to provide basic care, such as assistance with eating and mobility. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured by a negligent certified nursing assistant, contact your Iowa lawyers LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at (515) 705-0233.
Possible Mistakes Made By Certified Nursing Assistants
CNAs are in charge of the routine care of patients in hospitals or nursing homes. If they do not receive adequate training or commit careless errors, they can severely harm patients. Examples of a potential mistake made by certified nursing assistants include:
- Rough handling of patients
- Improper sanitation practices
- Failure to closely monitor a patient’s condition
- Incorrectly preparing a patient for surgery or other treatments
- Failure to respond to call signals
CNAs are supposed to only work under the care of a nurse. If a hospital fails to provide proper supervision and training of CNAs, the administration may share responsibility for any injuries to patients that result. When patients are harmed by certified nursing assistants or other hospital workers, it is important for them to be fully informed about their legal rights.
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured by a negligent CAN or another hospital employee, contact Iowa medical malpractice lawyers LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at (515) 705-0233.