Who Can Be Sued in a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit? September 13, 2012.
No healthcare provider is immune to liability in a medical malpractice claim. But in the case of a botched surgery, for example, it may be difficult to determine who should be sued for the death or injury.
Who’s at Fault? Medical Professionals Who May be Found Liable
Some of the other medical professionals that may end up in a medical malpractice suit are nurses and physician assistants. These medical professionals are held liable if they don’t perform their duties well due to negligence. An example of negligence is failing to monitor heart rate or blood pressure, which may lead to death.
Pharmacies and pharmaceutical companies may also be involved in medical malpractice lawsuits. If they fail to warn patients about risks associated with certain medications, and these risks lead to injury or death, they may end up with a medical malpractice suit.
Hospitals may also be named in a medical malpractice suit. If a hospital hires staff with limited experience, or they fail to train them well, they may end up inadvertently harming a patient. In some situations, the hospital may not have hired enough staff. With a shortage of staff, medical professionals are overworked, which may lead to more mistakes, increased patient injuries, and even wrongful death.
If medical malpractice led to the wrongful death of your loved one, contact us today at (440) 333-3800.