When a healthcare provider or facility is responsible for medical malpractice, they may be held liable for compensating the patient for the harm caused by their negligence. Healthcare providers who may be held liable for malpractice include doctors, nurses, dentists, chiropractors, and other medical professionals. Hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities may also be held liable for the actions of their employees. You can expect compensation such as reimbursement for medical expenses related to the malpractice, compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages. Uche P.C.’s medical malpractice attorneys will help you hold the healthcare providers liable by demonstrating that they breached their duty of care resulting in harm to the patient.
Healthcare providers and facilities may sometimes carry malpractice insurance policies to protect themselves from financial losses in the event of a medical malpractice lawsuit. These policies typically cover the costs associated with defending against a lawsuit and paying damages if the healthcare provider or facility is found to be liable for malpractice.
If a healthcare provider or facility is found liable for medical malpractice, their malpractice insurance policy may provide an additional source of compensation for the injured party. We will help you investigate the situation and determine if the provider or facility has malpractice insurance and if it can be pursued for compensation.
Manufacturers of defective medical devices
In cases where medical malpractice involves a defective or dangerous medical device, compensation may be sought from the manufacturer of the device. Medical device manufacturers have a duty to design, produce, and market products that are safe and effective for their intended use. If a medical device is found to be defective or dangerous and causes harm to a patient, the manufacturer may be held liable for the resulting damages.
To establish liability against a medical device manufacturer, we will have to show that the device was defectively designed, manufactured improperly, or lacked adequate warnings or instructions. Another way we can establish liability is through regulatory oversight by government agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). If a medical device manufacturer violates FDA regulations, this may be evidence of their negligence and may support a claim for compensation.