Is the Hospital Liable in a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

room-928653_640Medical Malpractice claims are always complicated, time consuming, and technical. A medical claim is rarely cut and dry. Hundreds of pages of medical records and complex levels of medical care must be reviewed and analyzed to fully understand the facts of the claim. Many people are involved in a patient’s hospital care; from the nurses on the floor to the doctors in surgery. Technicians, therapists, orderlies, and licensed medical professionals interact with the patient each hour. Pharmacists and physicians balance overwhelming caseloads. Nurses are overworked and struggle to accurately chart every moment of the patient’s care.  

In this fast paced environment, with competing demands, it is often difficult to determine who is ultimately responsible for medical malpractice that occurs in a hospital setting. In fact, more often than not, more than one party may be liable in a medical malpractice claim. Our office often discovers that the error is a result of a series of mishaps rather than a single care provider making critical errors resulting in injury.

To ensure that your claim is fully understood and accurately filed, it is important to identify all liable parties in your claim by discussing the facts of the case with an attorney. A medical error which occurs as a result of negligence by an employee of the hospital, it might be possible to bring a medical malpractice claim against the hospital and its agents.

Claims against a hospital and their employees are difficult cases. Things are slightly trickier however, when medical negligence involves a doctor. It is critical to the success of your malpractice claim to understand whether the doctor was employed by the hospital or whether their practice stands alone.

Medical malpractice law is extremely complicated, and determining whether the negligent employee was an employee of the hospital, is just one of the many challenges involved in the determination of whether you have a valid claim for damages. Speak to an attorney and discuss your case to understand whether you are eligible to file a medical malpractice claim under Indiana law.

The Indiana medical malpractice attorneys at Montross Miller Muller Mendelson & Kennedy, LLP represent persons injured as a result of medical negligence across Indiana. Call them today and discuss your injury. They will review the facts of your case, obtain and carefully analyze the medical records, and seek expert medical advice to best determine how they can help you and your family. Don’t delay, as Indiana law outlines strict time limits in which a patient can pursue a claim.