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What Can You Sue a Hospital For?

If you’ve suffered harm in a hospital, you may consider filing a medical malpractice lawsuit for damages. However, it’s important to consider that there are several nuances and implications regarding suing a hospital.

Keep reading to learn more about what you may sue a hospital for.

Reasons to Sue a Hospital for Malpractice

It is unacceptable for a negligent hospital to get away with wrongdoing. Patients should never suffer when they reasonably don’t have to.

It may be possible be able to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against a hospital for any of the following:

  • Misdiagnosis
  • You received the wrong healthcare from a medical professional
  • You were administered an incorrect medication
  • A medical technician made a mistake
  • Surgical errors
  • The hospital didn't follow the standard of care
  • A healthcare professional acted negligently
  • The hospital staff conducted dangerous or negligent actions
  • Your family member experienced a wrongful death
  • Discrimination

Employment Status Matters

You may only sue a hospital for wrongdoing if the worker who harmed you is an employee of the hospital. This distinction is very important because many people who work at hospitals are not employees, but instead, independent contractors. That means the hospital will not be liable in the same ways as it would, had the workers been employees.

We’re Here to Help Injured Victims

If you’ve been a victim of medical malpractice as a result of hospital negligence, our team may be able to help you recover the compensation you deserve. We have helped many other people in similar situations and we may be able to help with your case too. Don’t delay—contact our office right away to learn more about what we can do for you.

If you’re considering filing a claim, contact the Dempsey & Kingsland, P.C. team at (816) 484-3776 or fill out this form on our website for a consultation.