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Who is held responsible when medical malpractice occurs?

On Behalf of | Jan 30, 2018 | Firm News, Personal Injury |

No one wants to imagine something going wrong when they go to a hospital for surgery or to receive other types of medical treatment. When a Connecticut resident is dealing with a serious health issue, they want to have confidence in the healthcare professionals who will be rendering their treatment. Unfortunately, our readers who are familiar with previous posts here know that is not always what happens. Sometimes, mistakes are made. So, who is held responsible when medical malpractice occurs?

In many cases, there will be two main places where patients will attempt to lay the blame: the doctor who performed the healthcare task, and the hospital where the healthcare task occurred. In some situations, both will be held responsible.

In order to hold the doctor responsible for the medical malpractice that is being alleged, the patient will be asserting that the doctor failed to adhere to generally accepted standards in the medical industry when performing the medical task in question. In order to hold the hospital where the medical task occurred responsible, the patient will usually need to assert some broader issues, such as training or sanitation deficiencies.

It is scary how often medical malpractice occurs in Connecticut and throughout the country. Even though medical professionals go through years of schooling and oftentimes receive abundant training, they still make mistakes. When they do, they need to be held accountable. Patients in Connecticut who have been the victim of medical malpractice may need to explore their legal options in order to attempt to recover financial compensation.



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