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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 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. Their only job is to perform surgeries. If they are negligent during a surgical procedure and cause an injury, the hospital can be found liable.
If you or a loved one have been a victim of medical malpractice, you are urged to contact the Indianapolis Medical Malpractice Attorneys of Wilson Kehoe Winingham. The lawyers at WKW can help you get the compensation you deserve. Call 317.920.6400 or fill out an online contact form for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.