It goes without saying that many serious claims for birth injury arise
from procedures and treatment given to patients in hospitals. A hospital itself
is generally liable for any actions of its employees that are undertaken within
the scope of their employment. For example, a hospital is responsible for the
actions of a doctor or nurse employed by the hospital in the course of providing
care to patients in the hospital.
Certain issues arise when a doctor is not an employee of the hospital, but
rather has privileges at the hospital. Normally, these doctors bill patients
for services directly, rather than through the hospital, though this is not
always the case. Often, these doctors are considered independent contractors
rather than employees of the hospital, and the hospital may not be liable for
negligence of these doctors, though there are a number of exceptions to this
rule that require careful analysis on a case by case basis.
In birth injury cases it is essential that measures be taken promptly to
preserve evidence, review the medical procedures in question, and to enable
physicians or other expert witnesses to thoroughly evaluate the birth record and
injuries. If you or a loved one is a victim of birth injury, call Buchanan & Buchanan, P.L.C.
now at (616) 458-2464 or Toll Free: (800) 272-4080 or CLICK
HERE TO SUBMIT A SIMPLE CASE FORM. The initial consultation is free of
charge, and if we agree to accept your case, we will work on a contingent fee
basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary
award or recovery of funds. Don�t delay! You may have a valid claim and be
entitled to compensation for your injuries, but a lawsuit must be filed before
the statute of limitations expires.