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What parties may be held liable in a medical malpractice suit?

Medical malpractice occurs when your doctor or someone on the medical team makes a mistake during your treatment. It can happen during the diagnostic, treatment, surgical or after-care phase of your medical treatment. Medical malpractice can happen for all sorts of reasons, like if your doctor misdiagnosed your disease, if the surgeon operated on the wrong body part or if a nurse gave you the improper dosage of medication. Doctors and nurses deal in life and death, hence why they receive extensive education, training and continued training at their hospital. If you or a loved one is injured due to a medical team's negligence, then you may have a claim for medical malpractice.

You can file a claim against several entities for your harm. You can file against the doctor or doctors that were in charge of your medical care. For example, if the surgeon left scissors in your stomach or the anesthesiologist gave you too much anesthesia. You can file against the hospital if, for example, you find out that they did not discipline a doctor despite knowing that he made numerous errors in treating patients. You can file against your nurse if he or she fails to give you medication that results in you being harmed. Finally, you can also sue the government agency that oversees the hospital if you are harmed because of systematic regulatory failures.

Who you file suit against depends upon what kind of harm you suffered. Your attorney should also look to why the doctor made this error. Did the doctor make a mistake because the test was improperly conducted, so the doctor was relying on bad information? Often, when a doctor makes a mistake it is because of a culmination of failures at the hospital. So, it is likely that if you suffer harm due to some sort of medical failure, then you will probably have claims against multiple people and entities.

When you speak with an attorney be sure to bring every document that explains who did what for you during treatment. Consulting with a medical malpractice attorney can clarify from whom you can and cannot recover. You were the one who was hurt. You shouldn't have to pay for your medical bills, too. An experienced attorney may be able to help you get appropriate compensation to aid in your recovery.

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Michael H. Bereston, Inc.
138 Main Street, Suite 200
P.O. Box 2990
Annapolis, MD 21401

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