It goes without saying that many serious claims for medical malpractice arise
from procedures and treatment given to patients in hospitals. A hospital itself
is generally liable for any actions of its employees that are undertaken within
the scope of their employment. For example, a hospital is responsible for the
actions of a doctor or nurse employed by the hospital in the course of providing
care to patients in the hospital.
Certain issues arise when a doctor is not an employee of the hospital, but
rather has privileges at the hospital. Normally, these doctors bill patients
for services directly, rather than through the hospital, though this is not
always the case. Often, these doctors are considered independent contractors
rather than employees of the hospital, and the hospital may not be liable for
negligence of these doctors, though there are a number of exceptions to this
rule that require careful analysis on a case by case basis.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of possible medical
malpractice, call Buchanan & Buchanan, P.L.C. now at (616) 458-2464 or Toll Free: (800) 272-4080
or CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT A SIMPLE
CASE FORM. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to
accept your case, we will work on a contingent fee basis, which means we get
paid for our services only if there is a monetary award or recovery of funds.
Don�t delay! You may have a valid claim and be entitled to compensation for your
injuries, but a lawsuit must be filed before the statute of limitations expires.