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Information. Nursing Medical Malpractice


I am doing some research and trying to find a few articles (not on medical errors in general) but the actual stories of nursing mistakes/medical malpractice. The stories behind the mistake? Does anyone know where I might find some?



Rose_Queen, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in OR, education. Has 16 years experience.

What search terms are you using? A Google search using "nursing malpractice examples" returns plenty of results. Some settlements do include nondisclosure agreements, so it could be that stories publicly available won't have all of the details. You could try case studies that may be available either in CE articles or directly from malpractice insurance companies (an advertising method to sell their product?).

Thanks, I was getting more physician/hospital errors rather than nursing specific medical malpractice.

JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 11 years experience.

There are quite a few threads on allnurses too

Search "biggest errors" or "medication errors" or "med errors" on AN and I know you'll find some. I wrote one.

Go to the yellow bar at the top of the page and click on the teeny magnifying glass.