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While many patients harmed by medical negligence focus on the role of the negligent doctor, nurse or individual healthcare provider, in some cases the harm is caused by hospital negligence. Hospitals have a legal duty to provide reasonably safe conditions for patients—which includes making sure hospital employees are competent to perform their required duties.
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If you or a loved one suffered new or worsened illness or injuries after receiving treatment in a hospital, hospital negligence may be to blame. Call or contact our experienced medical malpractice lawyers for a free case review to determine whether you may be entitled to financial compensation based on hospital negligence.
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Hospitals can be held liable for negligence in a medical malpractice lawsuit if the hospital itself was negligent or if a hospital employee committed malpractice. To be held legally responsible under employment law theories for the acts of nurses, orderlies, doctors, medical technicians, pharmacists and other medical professionals, the following must be true:
In other cases, however, it is the hospitals own actions—or inactions—that rise to the level of hospital negligence. Although it may seem that doctors and surgeons have the most control over patient well-being, simple negligence on the part of hospital employees can cause significant damage.
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Team Law’s client fell and dislocated her knee, causing an injury to the popliteal artery that ultimately resulted in the amputation of her leg. Suit was filed against the hospital to which she had been taken by ambulance, the emergency room doctor, a radiologist and an orthopedic surgeon. The orthopedic surgeon claimed he was inordinately delayed getting to the hospital because of traffic problems on the Garden State Parkway. Team Law was able to counter the surgeon’s testimony by obtaining records from the Garden State Parkway that showed no traffic problems and by obtaining the surgeon’s EZ Pass records. The claim against the emergency room doctor was that he should have asked for vascular consultation when he detected a weak pulse in the foot, not just an orthopedic consult. The claim against the radiologist was that his actions also delayed treatment. After a seven week trial, a verdict was entered in favor of Team Law’s client and against all four of those defendants.
For example, patients who suffer simple falls because of a nurse or orderly’s failure to provide proper assistance may require longer hospital stays, which lead to:
In general, hospital negligence claims may be based on:
Regardless of the basis for your hospital negligence claim, retaining skilled medical malpractice lawyers can be crucial to your success. You need an experienced lawyer who is able to effectively handle all aspects of your case. At Team Law, we have built those skills over our 60 years of practice. We have the skills necessary to successfully handle your case, including:
At Team Law, we have the experience and financial resources needed to handle even the most complex hospital negligence cases. We successfully advocate for victims injured because of:
In many cases where hospital negligence causes or contributes to patient harm, multiple parties may race to place the blame on someone else—usually, with doctors blaming the hospital and the hospital blaming the doctor. At Team Law, our lawyers are skilled in sorting through the evidence to determine the responsible party in your case.
Hospital negligence can cause adverse health consequences that can change your life forever. At Team Law, our medical malpractice lawyers are dedicated to holding negligent hospitals accountable to the fullest extent of the law. We fight to get compensation for:
Choosing the best possible lawyer to protect your legal interests is the first step to getting the compensation you deserve. At Team Law, our medical malpractice lawyers are passionate about fighting to make sure victims of hospital negligence are not also left to shoulder the financial burden, in addition to their physical suffering.
Our proven track record of success includes over $650 million recovered for injury victims and their families across New Jersey. Call our office or contact us online today to learn how we can fight to get fair compensation in your case.
Yes, if the doctor was a hospital employee, not an independent contractor. Many doctors are classified as independent contractors so that the hospital can avoid liability for malpractice. However, our lawyers can investigate to determine the true relationship that existed between the doctor and hospital. If the hospital treated the doctor like an employee—in terms of various factors, such as work hours, payment terms and other working conditions—the hospital itself may be held financially responsible for the doctor’s negligent treatment.
Obviously, the hospital, as a building, cannot itself be responsible for negligence. Hospital negligence claims are always based on the actions of someone within the hospital system—whether a care provider, executive overseeing hospital operations or even someone in charge of maintaining hospital equipment. The hospital’s malpractice insurance policy should cover the actions of all hospital employees, and is where the compensation victims receive actually comes from.
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