What Medical Professionals and Facilities May Be Liable for Medical Malpractice?

What Medical Professionals and Facilities May Be Liable for Medical Malpractice?When a medical professional causes injury or death to a patient by failing to act within a reasonable standard of care, it is medical negligence, or malpractice. A recent Institute of Medicine study cited that more than 98,000 people die each year due to medical negligence. That makes malpractice deaths the eighth leading cause of death in our country!

Reputable Maryland malpractice law firms like ours will investigate a medical negligence case from top to bottom and find out who was responsible. It’s not just the doctor who can be held accountable for medical malpractice, however. Anyone who is responsible for your life and well-being can also be held responsible for medical malpractice. Here’s just a partial list of health care providers that can theoretically be held liable for medical negligence:

  • Doctors
  • Psychologists
  • Chiropractor
  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Hospitals and nursing homes
  • Dentists
  • Podiatrists
  • Therapists
  • Manufacturers of medical products
  • Nurses

If you have been injured by the negligence of a medical professional or facility, contact the medical malpractice law firm in Baltimore at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A. immediately for legal advice and representation.