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:
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, call us at 414-856-4010 or contact us.