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Who Is Liable In Wisconsin Medical Malpractice Cases?

Who Is Liable In Wisconsin Medical Malpractice Cases?

The Journal of Patient Safety reports that medical negligence is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Health care providers have a duty to maintain certain standards of treatment when caring for patients. If your loved one passed away due to care that fell below these medical standards, our Madison malpractice attorneys will investigate diligently and build an effective case on your family’s behalf.

Negligence at any step in the process of treating an illness or injury can have dire consequences, from misdiagnosis of a serious condition to the development of an infection after surgery. Depending on the nature of your case, the following parties could be held liable in a medical malpractice claim:

  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Surgeons
  • Paramedics
  • Emergency room staff

In addition to individual providers, hospitals can also be held liable either for their employees’ negligence (known as vicarious liability) or for endangering patients via poor hiring practices, not keeping accurate medical records, or failing to maintain a safe and sanitary environment, to name a few examples of malpractice.

If sub par medical treatment resulted in the death of someone you care about, our lawyers can launch a wrongful death action to hold the responsible parties accountable. Please contact Boller & Vaughan LLC or call 608-268-0268 today to schedule a free consultation with our Madison malpractice attorneys.