Who is responsible in medical negligence?

After a nurse administers wrong medicine on a patient according to the direction of a doctor, who is responsible fore medical negligence? .

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Marc Edward Stewart

Marc Edward Stewart

Medical Malpractice Attorney - Little Rock, AR
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Usually the physician is responsible for this set of facts. However, there could be situations where the nurse also shares blame. Example: the hospital has a computer system that warns a nurse that this patient is allergic to penicillin and a physician orders amoxicillin. Here, the nurse should stop, talk to the doctor or her charge nurse, before administering.

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