NJ Hospital Negligence Attorneys
Can you Sue a Hospital for Malpractice?
If you or a loved one is suffering medical complications due to hospital malpractice, is important that you act quickly to protect your best interests. Medical and hospital negligence can be devastating—it can also be extremely difficult to prove in a court of law. That is why you need the seasoned counsel and representation of Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Backed by 80 years' experience, our New Jersey medical malpractice attorneys are ready to help you.
It matters which attorney you choose. Start by contacting our firm today at (732) 440-3089.
Common Occurrences of Hospital Negligence
Hospital malpractice occurs whenever medical negligence or malpractice has taken place in a hospital setting. This can include errors by surgeons, physicians, nurses, technicians, or other staff members. It can also be errors by a hospital, such as failing to supervise correctly.Some common examples include the following:
- Medication or dosage error
- Incorrect treatment provided
- Failure to consult with a specialist
- Failure to perform or run proper tests
- Improper use of medical equipment
Who Is Liable in Hospital Malpractice Cases?
Since a hospital is responsible for its employees’ actions, they can be held liable when those actions are negligent. If a hospital employee hurts a patient, the hospital itself may be considered responsible. Nurses, medical technicians, paramedics, and other staff members are typically employed by a hospital; however, most doctors are not “employees” of the hospitals they work in.
A doctor may be considered an employee, rather than an independent contractor, if the hospital is in control of their work hours and vacation or if the hospital has control over the fees doctors are allowed to charge. If the doctor isn’t any employ, you will have to seek action against them instead of the hospital. It is important that you determine whether or not they can be held accountable.
When you come to Levinson Axelrod, P.A., our compassionate medical malpractice lawyers in NJ help you determine if hospital negligence played a part in your case. Reach out to us now for a free consultation.