Who Can Be Liable for Medical Malpractice?
Watch this video by dedicated Buffalo medical malpractice attorney Timothy Hiller, Esq. as he explains who can be liable for medical malpractice.
So who can be liable for medical malpractice? Basically, anyone who provides you with medical care can be liable for medical malpractice. So that means doctors, nurses, physician assistants, and so on, anyone who’s providing medical care.
What you also need to know is that their employers can sometimes be liable for medical malpractice. So that means, let’s say you have surgery that’s performed at a hospital. Sometimes, obviously, the doctor will be liable if the malpractice occurred during the surgery, but sometimes the hospital will be liable as well. And that can help add to your recovery because the hospital may have more advantageous insurance, or the doctor may be underinsured, and the hospital has more resources to pay your claim.
You need somebody who knows how to hold hospitals, physician groups, and facilities responsible when malpractice occurs because oftentimes if you just go after the doctors, you won’t get the best results.
If you or someone you love was injured due to medical malpractice, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries or loss. New York’s statute of limitations may impact your ability to file a claim, so it’s important to act fast if you’ve been injured due to medical malpractice. Contact us today to arrange a free, confidential consultation with a dedicated medical malpractice lawyer and let our generations of experience work for you.