When you put your life in a medical professional’s hands, you expect the best results. However, sometimes things don’t go this way and you end up falling ill or become injured due to the negligence of a professional that you trusted. As we discussed today, there are many ways in which you can be harmed by a medical professional, such as through misdiagnosis (missed or delayed diagnosis), childbirth injuries (either before or during the birth process), medication errors (making a mistake in a prescription), anesthesia errors (resulting in permanent injury or death), or surgery errors (such as puncturing an organ or leaving equipment inside the body).
But what can you do when you have been injured by the professional that you entrusted your life to? One of the best things that you can do is speak to an attorney about your options, as they have experience in medical malpractice lawsuits and can help you receive the results you deserve. But who can you bring a claim against?
Hospitals and Pharmaceutical Companies
In medical malpractice cases, either the hospital itself or the employee can be held liable under different laws. If a hospital fails to properly train or educate employees and an injury results from it, then they could be held negligent under a theory known as “negligent supervision.” Hospitals are required to meet many demands to keep patients safe, including keeping a sufficient number of nurses on duty at all times.
Pharmaceutical companies can also be held liable in these cases when medications are involved. Sometimes, a manufacturer goes as far as to fail to warn physicians of a drug’s potential side effects or dangers. By putting patients at risk, they could suffer the consequences.
Your medical malpractice case is important to us and, because of this, we wish to speak to you as soon as possible about your claim. We can help you move forward in your time of need, so contact us today.