In medical malpractice cases, it takes an experienced attorney to figure out who is responsible for your injuries. Some clients will come in and want to blame the doctor for their injuries, but many times we’ll find that the hospital was negligent too. Making sure we hold accountable all negligent parties is one of the most important functions of our work.
Determining the responsible party can be a complex process. Oftentimes, the doctor or nurse who treats you in the emergency room is not an employee of the hospital. More and more, we’re seeing hospitals staff each department with independent contractors in an effort to avoid liability. But designating someone as an “independent contractor” does not automatically let the hospital off the hook. In some circumstances, hospitals can be held legally responsible for independent contractors. This is all the more reason why injured patients need a lawyer who is experienced in medical malpractice cases and can spot the legal maneuvers hospitals use to avoid responsibility.
Most people don’t realize that hospitals have a legal responsibility to ensure that appropriate policies and procedures are in place to care for and protect their patients. They are also responsible for ensuring that their nurses and medical staff follow these policies and procedures. We’ve seen countless cases where the nursing staff doesn’t comply with the rules, and in such situations we’ve been able to hold the hospital accountable. In many cases, nurses have just as much responsibility as doctors. They are the doctors’ eyes and ears in the hospital. If a nurse doesn’t communicate certain symptoms to a doctor, or fails to follow up on a doctor’s order, it can result in tremendous damage to the patient.
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Freidin Brown, P.A. represents individuals who’ve been injured, harmed, or otherwise wronged by a medical professional in the state of Florida. To date, we’ve handled well over 300 trials and we’ve secured over 20 verdicts in excess of $1 million. If you feel you may have a medical malpractice lawsuit, do not hesitate to contact our office. An experienced member of our team is available to meet with you, free of charge, to review your case.
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