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If you or a loved one is hospitalized because of an injury or illness, you are putting your health and safety in the hands of medical professionals. From physicians and nurses to orderlies and station assistants, hospitals must ensure that their staff has been thoroughly trained and that they are following the policies and procedures that have been put into place. When mistakes are made that harm the patient, the hospital administration and the medical professional who treated you can be held liable for medical negligence.
Examples of medical mistakes that can lead to hospital negligence include the following:
In most cases, if a patient is injured because an employee of the hospital acts incompetently, the hospital will be liable for the patient’s injuries. However, this does not include mistakes made by doctors who are not employees of the hospital. Non-employee doctors are considered independent contractors, which means the hospital is not responsible for their medical malpractice. An exception to this rule is if the hospital gives staff privileges to an incompetent doctor, or if the hospital did not fully explain to the patient that the doctor is not a hospital employee.
PURSUING LEGAL ACTION
If you plan to file a medical malpractice claim against a hospital, you must prove the following elements.
STEPS TO TAKE WHEN FILING A MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAWSUIT
South Jersey Medical Malpractice Lawyers at Folkman Law Offices, P.C. Represent Victims of Hospital Negligence
If you or a loved one suffered a medical injury as a result of a hospital error, you are urged to contact the South Jersey medical malpractice lawyers at Folkman Law Offices, P.C. as soon as possible. We have a proven track record of obtaining optimal settlements for our clients. To schedule a confidential consultation, call us at 856-354-9444 or contact us online. Our offices are located in Cherry Hill, Philadelphia, and King of Prussia, where we represent clients throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania.