Medical Malpractice in the Hospital Setting

In some situations where a patient suffers harm in the health care treatment setting, the proper defendant is not an individual doctor but a hospital or other care facility. Cases like these can arise when a patient is injured because of the negligence of a hospital employee, or when the facility fails to provide a reasonably safe and sanitary treatment environment. In this section, we'll examine some legal and medical issues that are common to medical malpractice cases against a hospital or other facility.