The bulk of medical malpractice and negligence cases throughout the nation involve physicians and hospitals. Proving the legal liability of a hospital or physician in a medical malpractice or negligence lawsuit can be complex, especially when the patient is already suffering from a life-threatening illness or serious condition. Therefore, establishing and then proving the link between reckless medical care and the victim’s injury or death is rather difficult. On the other hand, with the proper resources and information, a medical malpractice lawyer can discover this link by thoroughly reviewing medical documents, interviewing witnesses, evaluating the victim’s injuries and much more.
Medical negligence or malpractice can take on a variety of forms and can happen at virtually any time in an individual’s relationship with a hospital or medical care facility. From the second the individual enters the hospital or is admitted to the facility, physicians have a duty to offer standard and proper medical attention. This includes the diagnosis of a patient, caring the patient before, during and after any necessary operations and administering prescription drugs, in addition to other things.
Did you know?
What you may not realize is that almost all physicians are actually not hospital workers, but are technically classified as “independent contractors,” potentially restricting the hospital’s responsibility in a medical malpractice lawsuit.
This may mean that your lawsuit or case will need to name the physician or physicians liable for your injuries in addition to the hospital, not just the hospital alone.