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Who Can Be Sued for Medical Malpractice?

Who Can Be Sued for Medical Malpractice?

When a patient suffers from medical malpractice, their natural reaction is to assign blame to their medical doctor without realizing there may be more that played a part in your injury. Determining fault in a medical malpractice case is often a complex process as there are multiple entities or factors contributing to the patient’s injury. While many cases can be directly linked to a medical professional or care provider, there are various potentially responsible individuals and entities in a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Which Employees Are Liable?

The circumstances of your case will determine which individuals or entities must be targeted in your lawsuit. Hospital staff most likely responsible for any incidents of medical malpractice commonly include physicians, nurses, therapists, anesthesiologists, etc. In some cases, health care professionals may be considered independent contractors which may relinquish the hospital from any legal responsibility for the individual’s conduct.

Both public and private hospitals can be held directly liable for cases of negligence or misconduct, including:

  • Negligent hiring or training, including inadequate background checks, licensing, or credentials
  • Understaffing patients
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Insufficient firing practices or failure to take suitable action
  • Failure to protect patient safety including maintaining equipment, updating files, properly administrating medications, failing to keep a sterile environment, etc.

Compassionate Medical Malpractice Lawyers Advocating on Behalf of the Injured

At Michael J. Doyle, Attorney At Law, we are led by a highly-accomplished and qualified medical malpractice attorney you can trust. With nearly 20 years of successfully fighting for the rights of injured patients, our firm has helped countless individuals move on from this devastating chapter in their lives. We will go above and beyond to ensure your needs are met and your voice is heard.

Allow us to fight for you today. Don’t hesitate to contact us by calling (505) 219-2176.

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