Los Angeles Hospital Injury Attorneys
Understanding Medical Malpractice Cases Involving Hospitals
When an injury occurs to a patient in a hospital setting, one of two parties are usually responsible for the injury: hospitals and their staff, or doctors. After all, people go to hospitals to fix their health, not to worsen it. The two most frequent parties that are responsible for an injury that occurs in the hospital are either (1) the treating physicians or (2) the hospital and its employees. Because doctors are almost always independent contractors of hospitals, a hospital is almost never responsible for the errors or omissions of a doctor. Rather, it is only responsible for those individuals that are actually employed by the hospital, namely the nurses, technicians, and other associated staff.
Hospitals Can Be Held Liable for Their Employees
When suing a hospital, the principal inquiry is whether or not the injury was caused by the errors and/or omissions of a doctor, or instead, if the injury occurred as a result of the substandard care of the nursing or other non-physician staff.
The most common injuries that are the responsibility of the hospital and/or the non-physician staff are medication errors, pharmacy errors, falls, and the failure to properly monitor a patient. In each of these instances, where any such action by its employees is not reasonable and does not comply with the applicable standard of care, the hospital can be held liable.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of any of these types of hospital injuries by one of their employees while in their care, contact The Trial Law Offices of Bradley I. Kramer. M.D., Esq. as soon as possible to get started on your case and protect your rights within California’s statutes of Limitation for medical malpractice claims.
Contact Experienced Hospital Injury Lawyer for Help with Your Medical Malpractice Claim
Dr. Kramer is not only a licensed lawyer in California, but he is also a licensed medical doctor, so he can evaluate medical injuries caused by a hospital employee’s failure to treat or monitor a patient properly in a way that few lawyers can.
If you or a loved one has recently been hospitalized and suffered an injury as a result of care rendered by a nurse, technician, or other staff member, give The Trial Law Offices of Bradley I. Kramer. M.D., Esq. a call at 310-289-2600 so we can help you get the maximum compensation for your injuries.