Good day. I would like to ask for a legal advice. I am a nurse. One day., there is a 90 year old male patient admitted in our hospital. He was complaining of severe calf muscle pain. The first action was to give him pain killer. After about 5 mins., the relative came to the nurse station saying the pain persists. The doctor ordered for hot compress. I put the hot compress to the calf muscle of the patient. The patient was well adviced to remove it after 15 minutes but after about 30 minites., my co-nurse told me that i burned the patient. They were discharged a day after. Fast forward, after a week., the patient was again admitted on the hospital for the treatment of the burn wound.. They demanded that the hospital should pay the bills.. The hospital then charged to me all the bills. He was discharged after 3 days. Since then, everyday, the wound is cleaned on the hospital. I am shouldering the gauze and the saline solution being used everyday. I also take care of the professional fees of the doctor every week for check up.. My questions are:
Can i still be sued even if im taking care of the expenses?.. Last week, a relative threatened me saying they will sue me if in case the patient and/or the relatives get tired of the situation (going to hospital everyday for cleaning of wound) the wound is still in the process of healing.
Can my license still be revoked if in case they sue me?.
There is no written agreement. They just demanded that the hospital should pay the bills., in which., the hospital charged me all the bills.
Thank you for your response sir/maam!