Who Can Commit Medical Malpractice?

If you’ve been injured because of a medical practitioner’s negligence, you may wonder how to file a claim. There are many steps to filing a medical malpractice claim, and the rules and time limits can be tricky to keep track of, so a wise first step is to call a West Palm Beach medical malpractice lawyer who can help you.

One of the first things you must learn before you can even think about filing your claim is who can commit medical malpractice in the first place—not only doctors are accountable for medical malpractice. Below, we discuss some of the healthcare professionals who can be held liable for your medical injury.

Medical Professionals Can Be Held Liable

The following medical professionals can be named in medical malpractice claims:

  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists and pharmaceutical companies
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Dentists and staff
  • Emergency medical technicians
  • Hospitals and healthcare facilities
  • Doctors and all related staff
  • Optometrists

As you can see, almost anyone in the healthcare field who plays a significant role in your health can be sued for medical negligence. And more than one party could be held liable, such as a hospital and the individual employee who injured you.

When care providers make mistakes that cause you serious injury, you deserve to receive fair compensation from every negligent party involved.

Get in Touch with a Medical Injury Lawyer

In Florida, there are no longer any caps for medical damages because the Florida Supreme Court ruled that medical damage caps are unconstitutional.

Your attorney would be happy to further discuss your case and the steps that must be taken to file your claim. Contact a medical malpractice lawyer from the Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo right away. Fill out the form below or call us at 561-659-6366. We will evaluate your case for free and determine how much your medical injury claim is worth.