Doctors Aren’t the Only Defendants in Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

On Behalf of | Dec 18, 2014 | Medical Malpractice

When you hear “medical malpractice,” you probably think about a doctor who commits a serious breach of his or her professional standards, usually resulting in an innocent patient’s injury or death.

Indeed, most medical malpractice cases do involve a claim for negligence against a doctor, surgeon, anesthesiologist, or another attending physician.

You might be surprised to learn, however, that a number of other professionals can also be named as defendants in medical malpractice lawsuits.

Ultimately, our state’s personal injury law is designed to hold negligent healthcare providers accountable for their careless or reckless mistakes. The idea is that innocent patients and/or family members should not have to shoulder the financial costs of a trusted expert’s error.

That’s true even if the professional in question was someone other than the primary physician.

Below, we’ll take a look at some of the practitioners most commonly cited in medical malpractice lawsuits. Remember, though, that every case is unique. You should consult with a malpractice attorney before drawing any conclusions about the potential liability in your case.

Who Can Be Sued for Medical Malpractice in Florida?

In addition to physicians, potential defendants for medical malpractice in Florida include:

  • Nurses
  • Physician assistants
  • Dentists
  • Opticians
  • Pharmacists
  • Chiropractors
  • Vision health professionals
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Senior care facilities
  • HMOs
  • Any negligent healthcare professional, facility, or organization

Talk to an Attorney About Liability in Your Case

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of medical malpractice, you may be surprised by the scope of compensation available to you.

An experienced attorney in our office can help you investigate the circumstances, consult with expert witnesses, and build an effective case.

To schedule a free consultation, simply contact our office. We’re here to help.

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Mark Kaire has been practicing law in Miami for nearly 30 years. He is dedicated to helping the injured people of Miami receive compensation. Mr. Kaire has been blogging on Miami’s legal issues for many years.