Fort Lauderdale Hospital Liability Attorneys
Holding Hospital Facilities Accountable for Wrongdoing in South Florida
If you were misdiagnosed or otherwise treated improperly under the care
of a medical professional, the treating physician may not be the only
one you should hold accountable. In many cases, the hospital employing
the doctor, nurse, or surgeon can also be held liable for your injury
or illness. Most hospitals are responsible for any actions taken by employees,
assuming the actions were made within the scope of their employment.
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At Malove Henratty, P.A., our lawyers help victims of medical malpractice
seek compensation for their bodily injury, pain and suffering. Whether
you were denied the treatment you needed or you were misdiagnosed from
the get-go, we are here to help you hold the responsible parties accountable
– and very often this means taking legal action against both your
and the hospital that employs them.
What Happens if the Doctor Isn’t an Employee of the Hospital?
Issues can arise when the doctor who administered improper treatment is
not an employee of the hospital facility where you were treated. Doctors
who are classified as independent contractors are not actual employees
of the hospital, which could ultimately mean the hospital cannot be held
liable for negligent acts of the doctor. In such situations, the doctor
directly bills patients for the services provided rather than billing
the patient through the hospital – a practice that ultimately could
mean the hospital is not liable for the doctor’s mistakes.
Establishing hospital liability can be complicated, especially when your
treating physician is an independent contractor of the facility. However,
this does not necessarily mean you do not have a case, nor does it mean
you cannot hold the hospital liable under certain circumstances. Careful
analysis must be made on a case-by-case basis in order to determine the
best way to move forward. A Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyer at
our office will help. We will meet with you free of charge to discuss
your situation and devise a suitable plan of legal action to help you
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