Every lawsuit has its own unique facts and circumstances that make it different from any other case, and medical malpractice cases are no different. The question of who is liable in a medical malpractice action can only be resolved based upon the facts of the case, the particular injuries that you may have suffered, and the employment status of the person who may have caused your injuries.
Accordingly, in this article, we are going to discuss who may be liable in a medical malpractice lawsuit. It is worth noting that medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. Hence, understanding the medical malpractice process is important for anyone who may have been injured due to the lack of reasonable care of the healthcare providers involved.
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Who Can Be Held Responsible in a Medical Malpractice Case?
Simply put, when a healthcare provider neglects to care for you with a reasonable amount of expertise and judgment in his or her field, then there is medical malpractice exposure. As noted, every case is different based on its own particular facts and circumstances particular, it is possible for the following individuals to be responsible in a medical malpractice lawsuit:
1. Surgeons. You have likely heard of instances in which a surgeon closes up a patient and mistakenly leaves a foreign object, like a sponge in someone’s body. That would create medical malpractice liability exposure.
2. Doctors. A doctor who fails to properly diagnose an illness, or prescribes the wrong medication, causing you injury could also be liable.
3. Nurses. A nurse’s responsibility to follow physician directives. If a nurse fails to do so, there could be a legal liability.
4. Anesthesiologists. Anesthesia is a delicate practice, either too much or too little could lead to serious consequences.
5. Radiologists. Misinterpreting X-rays or MRIs could be a form of medical malpractice.
6. Pharmacists. Giving you the wrong dosage, or the wrong medication altogether results in medical malpractice liability.
As you can see, there are many players involved in your health care, and each individual could be liable for negligence in their area. To ensure that you are compensated properly for your injuries due to malpractice, it is important that you consult with an experienced medical malpractice attorney.
The information in this blog post is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to be legal advice. You should not make a decision whether or not to contact an attorney based upon the information in this blog post. No attorney-client relationship is formed nor should any such relationship be implied. If you require legal advice, please consult with an attorney licensed to practice in your jurisdiction.