The client responds when the nurse calls the client by name. After giving the client a medication, the nurse realizes that it is the wrong client. The physician is notified, and the nurse documents no adverse reactions to the medication. What should the nurse understand about the possibility of being sued for malpractice?
A. There is no validity to a lawsuit for malpractice, because the client did not sustain harm or injury from the action.
B. If the nurse notifies the physician, the nurse is no longer liable for the action.
C. The nurse can be sued, because the action was below the standard of practice.
D. There would be no lawsuit, because the client identified himself by answering when the nurse called his name.
There is no validity to a lawsuit for malpractice, because the client did not sustain harm or injury from the action.