If you have recently had a bad experience with a healthcare provider that
resulted in injury or harm, you may be able to take legal action against
the hospital or provider responsible for administering appropriate care.
However, the legal action you should take depends on the responsible party
and nature of your injuries. Typically, you will need to have a case for
medical malpractice in order to have an effective suit, either against
the medical professional or the hospital where you received treatment.
Hutton & Hutton Law Firm, LLC right away if you have been injured as a result of negligence or failure
by a hospital, hospital staff member, or other medical professional.
Medical Malpractice Defined
When a medical professional fails to exercise due caution when administering
care, they can do serious damage. However, in order to successfully hold
them accountable for their harmful errors, a few things must be in place:
Evidence of negligence: In order to prove medical malpractice, you must be able to demonstrate
that your doctor acted below the applicable standards of care defied proper
protocol, or failed to exercise appropriate caution when performing a
surgery, evaluation, or medical procedure.
Negligence-related injury: You can only make a successful case for medical malpractice if your injuries
are actually caused by the negligence you are alleging.
Injury-related damages: If you hope to recover damages from the medical professional or healthcare
provider who caused your injury, which is typically the purpose of a medical
malpractice case, you must have evidence that the error, oversight, or
negligence in question has resulted in real costs, damages, and losses.
All of the above apply when bringing a medical malpractice suit against
a hospital, as hospitals are also responsible for implementing proper
safety measures and creating a secure environment for patients.
When Doctors and Nurses Are Guilty of Medical Malpractice
Doctors, nurses, and other hospital staff members can individually commit
serious errors that could negatively affect you. If a nurse or other hospital
employee commits medical malpractice, the hospital could share in or bear
the brunt of the liability for your injuries. However, just because an
incidence of medical malpractice took place in a hospital context does
not necessarily make the hospital liable. If a doctor or surgeon acts
irresponsibly and harms you in some way, your only legal recourse may
be against the individual care provider.
Speak to a Medical Malpractice Attorney in Wichita Today
At Hutton & Hutton Law Firm, LLC, we are committed to serving you in
any way we can. Being injured at the hands of a hospital or medical professional
can be confusing, and it can be difficult to figure out exactly who is
at fault and what your options are. When it happens, get in touch with
one of our experienced medical malpractice and personal injury attorneys
We have the knowledge and experience you need to get the justice, compensation,
and positive outcome you deserve, and we are delighted to serve our friends
and neighbors in Kansas.
Send us an email
or call us at (316) 313-4730 today to schedule your complimentary consultation
with a member of our team.