When you are admitted to a hospital, a multitude of people become responsible for your care. It is no longer just you and your doctor. You are treated by specialists, physicians’ assistants, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, nurses’ aides, therapists, and healthcare technicians.
The more people who are involved in your treatment, the greater the chance of human error, resulting in medical malpractice. It’s hard to keep track of who is responsible for what, and when a medical mistake is made, it may be hard to know who is to blame.
If you or someone you love was harmed by the negligence of a hospital employee, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the hospital.
In the course of their employment, hospital employees act as agents of the hospital. Legally, an agent is someone who is authorized to act on behalf of another person or business entity. When a hospital employee is treating a patient, that employee is acting on behalf of the hospital, so the hospital is responsible for his or her actions.
When pursuing a claim for medical malpractice, it is important to determine whether the negligent individual was, in fact, an employee of the hospital. In some instances, a patient is treated by a healthcare professional who is not directly employed by the hospital, but is, instead, an independent contractor. Hospitals cannot generally be held liable for the actions independently contracted individuals.
Pursuing a lawsuit against a hospital is a very complicated process, and it can get very expensive.
It is important to find a lawyer who has the experience and resources necessary to fight to get you the compensation you deserve. During a lawsuit, hospitals will try to outspend and outlast those who bring claims. As your medical malpractice lawyer, I will be able to match them dollar for dollar, following your claim through to the end.
If you or a loved one were a victim of medical malpractice in Ohio and want to pursue a lawsuit against a hospital, you have to call me immediately at 1 (877) 944-4373. With my 33 years of experience, I can help you navigate the complicated legal process. I’ll be there for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®
Author: Tim Misny | For 33 years, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in birth injury, medical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving “Cleveland, Akron/Canton, Columbus & Cincinnati, Ohio.” You can reach Tim by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 1 (800) 556-4769