When residents in Baton Rouge are ill or injured, medical facilities such as hospitals are heavily relied on to diagnose and treat patients. While doctors, specialists and surgeons are medical professionals that provide a vast amount of patient care, much of the care and well being of patients is in the hands of other hospital staff members. In fact, most patients are first seen by nurses and are continually seen by nurses throughout their stay in the hospital. And while nurses are vital to the care of patients, a negligent nurse could greatly harm the overall care and event he treatment plan of a patient.
Hospitals are busy places, and it is not uncommon for nurses to work long hours. In some cases, hospitals are understaffed, forcing some nurses to work extra shifts. Overworked nurses often means nursing negligence, which in turn means serious errors that could greatly harm patients.