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Identifying Medical Malpractice

Not all medical malpractice is about individual provider error. Many cases involve a general failure by the institution providing care. Hospital errors cover a wide range of situations:

  • Failure to adequately staff the hospital
  • Failure to train and retain capable staff
  • Failure to substantiate provider credentials
  • Loss or confusion of medical records, which may lead to injury
  • Allowing a questionable provider or one with a dubious history to practice
  • Failure to protect a patient from harm
  • Equipment failures
  • Allowing a patient to wander, fall or leave without proper discharge
  • Discrimination against patients on the basis of race, creed, color, religion or national origin, or because they are unable to pay for treatment

When Hospitals Are Liable For Negligence By Providers

Very often, Wisconsin hospitals are targeted in malpractice claims under the legal doctrine of respondeat superior, or vicarious liability. If a provider makes a serious mistake while in the hospital's employ, the hospital shares in the exposure. This can be important when the provider has limited means, limited insurance or files for bankruptcy protection.

The bottom line is that patients and families in Milwaukee County should not be forced to bear the full burden of the failure of providers and hospitals to deliver standard care. When this happens, it is time to talk to medical malpractice attorney Kevin Martin at Martin Law Office, S.C., in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.

Contact Martin Law Offices at 414-856-2310 for your free consultation today.

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