The Different Types of Defendants in a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice lawsuits can be complicated. As a result, it is important to be comprehensive and lay everything out on the floor with your medical malpractice attorney so that all defendants that may be liable for your injuries be named and held accountable for their part in the negligence that led to said injuries. Hospitals are huge, multilayered entities and it is possible to have more than 2 defendants in any medical malpractice lawsuit, including people you wouldn’t necessarily think of as being in the medical professions such as doctor’s assistants and receptionists. Your goal when it comes to filing a medical malpractice lawsuit is to get compensation to the fullest extent of the law so that you are able to get the medical attention you need as well as reimbursed for any costs such as lost wages and pain and suffering in order to be made whole at the end of the legal exercise.

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To start with, it is important to establish the validity of any medical malpractice claim. In order to have a valid claim, there must be a doctor-patient relationship established, which gives rise to what’s called duty of care. In addition, we as your best medical malpractice lawyers must show that the medical professional breached this duty of care, and that it is this breach that led to your injuries for which you are seeking damages, economic, or non-economic.

Here are some of the medical professionals that may be named in a malpractice suit

  1. A physician
  2. An attending nurse
  3. A lab technician
  4. Nurse anesthetists
  5. General and specialist surgeons
  6. Nursing aide
  7. Pharmacist
  8. Emergency medical technician
  9. Psychologist
  10. Psychiatrist
  11. Dentist
  12. Optometrists
  13. Therapists

In addition, healthcare organizations may also be named in a malpractice suit, such as:

  • Clinics
  • Doctors office
  • Dentist office
  • Chiropractic office
  • Rehab center
  • Nursing home
  • Medical center

In Medical Malpractice, Less Is More

While it may be tempting to name as many entities and professionals in your medical malpractice lawsuit as is possible, we always advise clients that the less, the better. By performing exhaustive investigations during the discovery process, we’ll be able to single out with pinpoint accuracy who exactly was negligent. This will help save you time and resources, and you won’t have to go back and forth with various insurance companies and entities just so you can seek out a settlement.

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