We have helped hundreds of people obtain full and fair compensation for injuries suffered because of errors, negligence, or misconduct by health care providers in this state. The integrity and tenacity of our representation have earned us the right to work with many of the top independent specialists and experts to investigate and prepare successful cases for settlement negotiations and trials.
It is considered hospital malpractice when hospital staff provide negligent care or fail to provide a necessary service causing the patient to suffer an injury. In addition to providing a safe environment for patients, hospitals owe a duty of care to properly supervise their staff members who will be interacting with and caring for patients. Additionally, the hospital staff is required to comply with an accepted standard of care within the medical profession and within the community. An injured person may have grounds for a medical negligence lawsuit when a hospital employee fails to meet the standard of care.
Since most physicians are independent contractors rather than employees of hospitals, the hospitals where they have privileges are not their employers, and therefore cannot be held liable for their behavior. Whether by negligence or by neglect, a hospital employee may be held responsible for injuries caused to a patient. If your injury was caused by the hospital rather than the doctor, it can be challenging to prove that. You can hold the parties responsible for your injuries if you hire an experienced New Jersey medical malpractice lawyer.