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Multiple Negligent Parties in a Medical Malpractice Case – What Every Victim Should Know

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San Jose medical malpractice lawyersWhen a medical error occurs, patients naturally assume that the negligent party is the care provider that treated them. While true in some cases, it is rarely that simple in a medical malpractice case. In fact, many cases involve non-direct care providers, like anesthesiologists. Then there are instances in which there is more than one party at fault. One of the most commonly seen scenarios is when the employer of a care provider – be it a clinic or hospital – also shares a measure of fault in the injury of a patient. Learn more about how to deal with these situations, and discover what an experienced attorney can do to help.

Badly Behaving Doctors Still Permitted to Work

While most hospitals and clinics are diligent about screening and disciplining their physicians if they have acted negligently, there are those who could not seem to care less about the safety of their patients. A prime example is a Cleveland clinic that was recently accused of keeping a surgeon on their payroll while going through settlement negotiations with two patients he had allegedly raped during a routine medical procedure. The surgeon then left the clinic and went to work at an Ohio hospital, who claims they were unaware of his history. News sources suggest that this may have been related to an intentional cover-up by the clinic.

This case, though rightfully alarming, is not rare. Hospitals and clinics all over the country use the system to their advantage – usually to protect their “prestigious” reputation. Sadly, that means that patients continue to become victims. Thankfully, in such situations, victims do have the right to pursue additional compensation from the negligent third-party.

Pursuing Third-Party Damages

Medical malpractice cases are, as a rule, complex and difficult to navigate. Those that involve negligent third parties, such as anesthesiologists, hospitals, clinics, radiologists, and other healthcare entities and professionals are even more complicated. This reason is why victims are encouraged to seek experienced legal assistance. Having an attorney can also increase the chances that a victim will achieve a favorable outcome in their case.

Do not fight for compensation on your own. Instead, contact Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard, LLP for legal assistance. Our seasoned San Jose medical malpractice lawyers can carefully examine your case to identify all possible negligent parties. Then, as the case progresses, we will aggressively protect your rights and interests while pursuing the most compensation possible. Schedule your free consultation by calling 408-289-1417 today.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2018/01/05/a-top-hospital-knew-this-surgeon-was-accused-of-raping-patients-but-kept-him-on-staff-report-says/?utm_term=.6f78a66c1418

 

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