Medical malpractice cases may be difficult to understand for just anyone. It’s hard for some individuals to believe that a person or facility they are expected to trust can breach that trust and put their health and well-being at serious risk.
Unfortunately, this happens more often than people may think and it’s important to understand what legal rights and options exist. As such, knowing who may be responsible can help injured individuals seek compensation from the negligent party.
Doctors are expected to recognize the symptoms patients are experiencing, order the proper tests to confirm their suspicions, properly diagnose the patient, and provide the treatment necessary to help them get better.
However, there are some situations in which the doctor may misdiagnose a patient with something less serious than what they have. The doctor may also prescribe the incorrect medication or dosage of medication, resulting in serious health problems.
The Medical Facility
The medical facility is responsible for any injuries or malpractice that may occur when they fail to hire properly trained or experienced medical professionals. When they focus on their own profits over ensuring they have highly qualified doctors, they put any patient who enters the facility at risk.
Other Medical Professionals
Nurses, assistants, anesthesiologists, gynecologists, and many more individuals can be held liable depending on the circumstances involved. For instance, a nurse can be liable if they transfer the wrong patient information to the doctor.
Anesthesiologists may perform errors in sedating the patient and gynecologists are typically at fault in negligence resulting in a birth injury. Knowing which party should be held liable in your case is important to seeking the necessary legal action.
At James Wood Law, our Albuquerque medical malpractice attorneys are dedicated to helping you move forward during this difficult time. You shouldn’t have to suffer when your doctor or another medical staff is negligent.
We can help determine what went wrong, why it may have happened, and who you can pursue justice against. Trust that with our team on your side, you can move through this time with confidence.
Call our firm at (505) 906-6774 today for a free case evaluation.