Nursing malpractice occurs when a nurse fails to competently perform his or her medical duties and that failure harms the patient there are a variety of ways that a nurse can harm a patient from administering the wrong drug to failing to notify a doctor when something is really wrong. Most common malpractice claims against nurses over the years experts have analyzed nursing malpractice suits to determine the most common issues involved most malpractice claims against nurses center on one of the six causes described below failure to follow standards of care. Examining nursing malpractice a defense attorneys perspective kevin giordano he specializes in malpractice defense and is a frequent lecturer at continuing medical education seminars for nurses and physicians. Nursing malpractice or nurse negligence occurs when the negligence of a nurse causes injury to a medical patientthis usually occurs in a hospital setting but it can also happen in a retirement home convalescent home or at a private residence in short wherever a nurse works. Nso is the only malpractice insurance ill ever have working as a nurse practitioner i was sued by a non compliant patient the best thing was having nso malpractice insurance from the moment i notified them of my lawsuit i felt protected and supported you owe it to yourself to have your own coverage
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