The Nurse Professional Liability Exposures: 2015 Claim Report Update reveals that malpractice claims against nurses are on the rise. According to the report, more than $90 million was paid in nurses’ malpractice claims over a five-year period.

Nursing malpractice occurs when a nurse fails to perform his or her medical duties competently and that failure harms the patient. It is true that negligence on part of a nurse can cause serious harm to a patient, but the nurse may not always be at fault.

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