When to Sue the Hospital For Malpractice, Not Just the Medical Staff


Hospitals can be liable for medical malpractice
in a variety of settings. In Illinois, there’s a number of ways in which
a hospital can be found liable for the conduct of its employees. Typically employees in a hospital setting
will be mid-level practitioners, nurses, CNAs, or PCTs (patient care technicians is what that
acronym refers to), however other doctors are technically independent contractors. In Illinois, independent contractors can be
found liable or the hospital can be found liable for the conduct of independent contractors
under a theory of a parent agency. That means that the hospital is holding itself
out as the employer and/or the independent contractor is holding itself out as an agent
of the hospital. Under those circumstances, a doctor can be
found to be an agent of the hospital, meaning the hospital can be found liable for their
conduct. If you want to talk to me about an injury
that you or a loved one has sustained feel free to give me a call or to visit our website
to tell us more about your potential case.

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