If you were treated at a hospital or another similar type of care facility and received negligent treatment, you may be able to file a suit based on hospital malpractice. However, if a specific doctor is at the center of your lack of quality care, then the nature of the relationship between the doctor and the hospital could change how you approach your case.
When you enter a hospital, you have every right to expect that you will receive a competent baseline of quality care. But when that does not happen, you have the legal right to be compensated for any harm that may have come to you as a result. However, just because your lack of care took place in a hospital, it does not mean that the hospital will always be liable. Much of the blame lies in whether or not the doctor is an employee of the hospital, or if he is an independent contractor, which is often times the case.
As you can see, things can quickly become complicated when it comes to exploring the possibility of suing a hospital for malpractice. Hospitals, like most other employers, are liable for the actions of their employees. But this is not the case for independent contractors, which most doctors are. It should be noted that typically, nurses, medical technicians and other support staff usually are hospital employees. If your injuries are caused by one of these people, then you and your attorney may sue the hospital directly.
Hospital malpractice attorneys such as Robert B. Treister are well versed in these types of relationships and how they will have a bearing on your case. Aside from affixing blame, Mr. Treister is also cognizant of statutes of limitations that impact the filing of different types of lawsuits. Mr. Treister will also work with claimants to develop an initial certificate of merit that entails having a medical expert review the relevant facts of a case and assert under oath that the hospital or the doctor deviated from normal and acceptable medical practices.
In general, hospital malpractice suits are highly complex and using the services of Mr. Treister to help you navigate the legal, medical and procedural issues of this type of lawsuit is imperative to giving yourself the best chance at winning your case.
The Law Office of Robert B. Treister serves clients in Cerritos, Bellflower, Norwalk, Lakewood, Long Beach, La Palma and surrounding Southern California cities.
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