Victims of medical malpractice facing physical, financial and emotional damages may wonder who is liable for the harm they have suffered. In order to protect victims of medical malpractice, who have had the trust they placed in their doctor or other trusted medical care provider violated, a variety of different medical care professionals may be liable for medical malpractice.
Medical malpractice laws protect victims of medical negligence when they have suffered harm because of medical malpractice. Medical care providers including doctors, nurses, surgeons, anesthesiologists and other medical care providers may be liable for medical malpractice if they provide medical care and treatment that falls below the standard of care and causes harm to the victim. In addition, hospitals may be liable for medical malpractice and others may be liable as well depending on the circumstances. Hospitals can be liable for the medical negligence of their staff.
Liability for medical malpractice can be complex so it is helpful for victims and their families to be familiar with how legal remedies can help them with the harm they have suffered. Victims of medical malpractice, depending on the nature of the damages they have suffered, may be able to recover compensation for their medical expenses, lost earnings while they heal and pain and suffering damages through a personal injury claim for damages. Medical errors can also be fatal which is why legal protections and remedies are also available to surviving family members impacted by medical malpractice.
Knowing who may be liable for the harm the victim has unsuspectingly suffered seeking medical care and treatment is important information for victims to have. Legal remedies are in place to hold negligent medical care providers accountable and protect victims of medical malpractice.