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Are Hospitals or Doctors Responsible for Malpractice?

by | May 15, 2023 | Medical Malpractice

Who You Can Hold Liable for Medical Malpractice in Baltimore

If you suffer harm due to medical negligence or malpractice, the first question you may have is who can be held responsible. Depending on the situation, you might be able to sue the doctor, the hospital, or another liable party. An attorney can help you understand your rights including whether you have a valid claim for compensation.

At Schlachman, Belsky, Weiner & Davey, P.A., we know how important it is for medical malpractice victims to receive compensation for their injuries. Medical malpractice cases are often devastating, causing unimaginable, irreparable harm. We have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. If you believe you were the victim of medical malpractice, contact our office at (410) 685-2022 to schedule a free consultation. 

Who Can Be Held Liable in a Medical Malpractice Case?

If you seek medical attention, you expect your healthcare provider to give you a reasonable standard of care. Unfortunately, there are times when a doctor, nurse, or hospital breaches the duty they owe to you by failing to provide an adequate standard of care. When this happens and you sustain an injury, you might be entitled to compensation through a medical malpractice claim.

But determining who can be held liable for your harm may be challenging. Several factors can affect who should be held legally responsible for your injuries including whether the doctor or nurse was an employee of the hospital or if they were an independent contractor. The best way to determine who you should sue for medical malpractice is to hire an attorney. 

When to Sue a Hospital for Your Medical Malpractice Claim

If the hospital breached the duty of care that they owed to you as a patient, you might be able to hold them accountable for medical malpractice. Additionally, if their employee, such as a doctor, nurse, orderly, or another staff member, was negligent in your care and treatment, you might be able to hold the hospital liable for damages.

In some cases, you may still be able to hold the hospital responsible even if the employee was an independent contractor. However, these cases may be more difficult to prove. Because of their complexity, all medical malpractice claims should be handled by an attorney.

When to Sue a Doctor for Medical Malpractice

If a doctor fails to provide a reasonable standard of care resulting in your harm, you might be entitled to damages. In some cases, you might be able to sue multiple parties for your injuries. Medical malpractice may be related to a doctor’s misdiagnosis, failure to treat, and medication errors. 

Hiring a Medical Malpractice Lawyer

If you were injured in a medical malpractice case, contact our office at (410) 685-2022 to schedule a free consultation. Our lawyers work tirelessly to secure the largest recovery possible for our clients. We proudly serve injured parties and their families in Baltimore and throughout Maryland. 

Call our office now to speak directly with a member of our legal team. All case evaluations are confidential and without obligation to retain our firm. You only have a limited amount of time to file a claim. Call now to get started.

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