If you or someone you love was injured while receiving treatment in a hospital setting, you may have important questions about who is accountable, what your case is worth, and whether you have grounds for a claim in the first place. There are specific factors that will influence liability in a case involving medical malpractice at a hospital. Depending on these, the hospital and/or medical professional who administered your care may be held legally responsible.
With 30 years of experience in medical malpractice litigation, Michael H. Bereston understands the medical and legal issues that come into play in hospital negligence claims. As a Maryland medical malpractice attorney, he takes on cases across the state and helps injured patients throughout the U.S. He is committed to righting the wrongs caused by negligence, carelessness, and wrongdoing at hospitals and all medical facilities.
Examples of Hospital Negligence
As already mentioned, there are key factors that will determine whether a hospital or a medical professional will be legally responsible for injuries caused by medical malpractice.
The following are examples of hospital negligence and scenarios where the medical facility may be held liable:
- Errors made by administrative staff, nurses, or other hospital employees
- Negligent background checks of doctors, surgeons, or other independent contractors
- Failure to respond to complaints of malpractice/wrongdoing of independent contractors
- Problems with cleanliness or hygiene at the facility
- Negligent maintenance of equipment, tools, etc. at the hospital
- Failure to adhere to labor laws, overtime, breaks, etc. for hospital employees
It will take a careful review and investigation to determine fault in a case involving malpractice in a hospital setting. As a seasoned Maryland hospital negligence lawyer, Michael Bereston can accurately identify any and all at-fault parties and sources of compensation, to maximize your recovery.