Hospital Liability. Buchanan & Buchanan.

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Hospital Liability

It goes without saying that many serious claims for medical malpractice arise from procedures and treatment given to patients in hospitals. A hospital is liable for actions of its employees. For example, a hospital is responsible for actions by a doctor or nurse employed by the hospital providing care to hospital patients. Issues can arise if a doctor is not an employee of the hospital, but has privileges to see patients at the hospital. Normally, these doctors bill patients directly for services, not through the hospital. These doctors are considered independent contractors and the hospital may not be liable for negligence of these doctors, though there are a number of exceptions that require careful analysis on a case by case basis.

OTHER MEDICAL MALPRACTICE FOCUS AREAS

BIRTH INJURY
Birth injury occurs during the birthing process and can damage nerves, break bones, or injure the brain.
CEREBRAL PALSY
Cerebral palsy is a permanent movement disorder that can be caused by injury to a child's brain during the birthing process.
SURGICAL COMPLICATIONS
Complications after surgery can be from a surgeon's negligent conduct in surgery.
MISSED DIAGNOSIS
A missed diagnosis often means a delay in proper treatment, often with devastating consequences, for example, medical cancer cases.
MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE
When a healthcare provider, in acting or failing to act, does not comply with the standard of practice in medicine.
HOSPITAL LIABILITY
Many medical malpractice claims occur because of procedures or treatment given to patients in hospitals.
INFORMED CONSENT
A doctor must in advance adequately inform a patient of diagnosis, nature and purpose of treatment, and benefits and risks of procedures.
ESTABLISHING A DUTY OF MEDICAL CARE
Doctors and healthcare providers are not automatically required to treat or provide care to everyone they meet.
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