Nurses can also be negligent to the point of malpractice; they are the ones doing most of the monitoring of patients and administering medications. If a mistake is made during these times a patient can suffer harm or be in danger of losing their life. After a difficult or painful experience, the right advice is invaluable. The Legal Guides here go over the most common types of nursing malpractice, including malpractice in nursing homes, and provide advice on when to consult a lawyer.