Can you file a case against a hospital for medical malpractice? Hospitals sometimes offer you incompetent treatment due to negligence of nurses or wrong medical techniques but are not always responsible for doctor’s medical malpractice. If you are injured by a hospital, you must approach the best lawyers working in Baizer Kolar P.C. Malpractice Law Firm to know your rights in the medical malpractice case. You must know when a doctor is responsible and not responsible for medical malpractice treatment.
The employees of a hospital include nurses, support staff and medical technicians. If any of these employees hurt you then it is purely due to their negligence and you can sue the hospital for the damages caused by them.
Not all the doctors are an employee of the hospital. It depends upon the relationship with the hospital. The non-employment doctors of the hospital are called ‘independent contractors’ as per law. If the non-employment doctor of a hospital hurt you then the hospital is not responsible for the medical malpractice even though the malpractice happened at the hospital. A doctor who is working in the hospital must be bound by the rules of the hospital. The hospital instructs them on the fees the doctor’s charge from their patients and also handles the doctor’s working hours and vacation period.
The hospital is responsible for the injuries caused to the patients by a non-employee doctor in certain situations only. Sometimes the patient hurt by a doctor is not aware that the doctor is not an employee of the hospital and sues the hospital. In most cases the hospital informs their patients that the doctor is a non-employee in the admission forms.
The hospital is responsible for medical malpractice of an independent contractor only if the non employee doctor is considered as a dangerous one. The non-employee doctor is a safe doctor previously but after some years if the doctor becomes dangerous one then the hospital must avoid such doctors.