/ FAQs/ Can I file a malpractice lawsuit against someone who isn’t a doctor?
February 3, 2017 Social Share
Yes, you can file a lawsuit against someone who isn’t a doctor. Any licensed healthcare professional or entity that provides healthcare services can be subjected to a medical malpractice lawsuit. For example, nurses, hospitals, urgent care centers, and pharmaceutical companies (in certain circumstances) may also come under fire for malpractice or negligence.
Vicarious liability is a legal principle that holds an employer (in our case, a hospital or urgent care center) liable for the malpractice or negligence of its employees.
A hospital or employer may be found vicariously liable for a malpractice case in the following situations:
Consider this situation: A surgeon is hired at a local hospital. Her only job is to perform surgeries. If she is negligent during a surgical procedure and causes an injury, the hospital can be found liable.
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