Liability Questioned in Missouri Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
Any number of fact0rs can lead to an injury or death while a patient is under the care of a physician. One of the most preventable factors is doctor and hospital negligence.
In a Missouri medical malpractice case, negligence is defined as any act or omission of action by a health care provider that fails to meet standards of practice in the medical community and results in harm to the patient. Not only can a physician be held accountable for medical negligence, but the facility where the patient was treated can often be held liable as well. Furthermore, a medical facility may be held liable for harm patients suffer at the hands of workers not employed by the hospital.
An article from JD Supra Business discussed how the Missouri Court of Appeals recently issued a ruling that stated Missouri Baptist Medical Center could be held responsible for the actions of a radiologist working at the facility, even though he was employed through another company.
The decision could have an impact on the hiring policies that some medical facilities use.
Holding medical professionals accountable for their actions is crucial to patient safety. At Cofman Townsley, we know how complex it can be to prove negligence in a medical malpractice lawsuit. Our St. Louis medical malpractice attorneys are keeping their eyes on this decision to see how it affects victims’ rights in Missouri.