Who may be liable for medical malpractice?

Liability for medical malpractice extends beyond doctors to include other types of medical care professionals, hospitals and possibly pharmaceutical companies as well. Nurses, anesthesiologists and health care facilities may also be liable for medical malpractice. Insurance companies, of course, are also commonly involved in the process of compensating victims of medical malpractice for their damages.

Medical malpractice liability is important to understand because it can help injured victims recover compensation for the damages they have suffered because of a medical error, such as a surgical error, medication error or failure to diagnose as recently discussed on this blog. In general, the liability of a doctor or other medical care provider or hospital for medical malpractice is based on negligence. The negligence standard for medical care professionals is determined by what the standard of care for a reasonably competent medical care professional in similar circumstances would have done.

If a medical care provider falls below the standard of care, and the victims is injured as a result, the medical care provider may be liable for the victim's physical, financial and emotional damages. In some circumstances, a hospital or other medical care provider may be liable for the negligence of their staff and employees if they provided negligent care to the victim.

Being the victim of medical malpractice can be devastating for victims who place their trust in their medical care in their doctor or other medical care provider. When that trust has been violated, and the victim has received negligent care, it is important for victims to know that they can turn to the medical malpractice legal protections available to help them with their damages.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Tell Us About Your Case!

Our dedicated team of experienced attorneys bring years of successful litigation and courtroom experience to offer a fresh outlook for all your legal matters. Regardless of the complexity of your situation, our team can provide you with a thorough evaluation of your case and current legal standing. To request additional information regarding our services, please reach out to our offices at your earliest convenience by calling 866-640-7560.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

The Heck Law Offices, Ltd.
One Marion Avenue
Suite 215
Mansfield, OH 44903

Toll Free: 866-640-7560
Phone: 419-524-2700
Fax: 419-524-2710
Mansfield Law Office Map