On March 16, 2017, the Missouri House of Representatives passed a bill that would make it more difficult for medical malpractice victims to recover full compensation for their injuries. If it passes, the new law would prevent victims from suing hospitals for a doctor’s wrongdoing if the doctor is not an employee. It would mean that hospitals cannot be held responsible for the actions of doctors who have admitting privileges. The bill now moves to the Senate.
Medical Negligence Lawsuits
Medical malpractice lawsuits are very complex as it is. If this bill passes, it could make it more difficult for victims of medical negligence to recover the full compensation that they need and deserve. But, it will not prevent you from suing the negligent doctor.
Determining liability in medical negligence cases can be complicated. For instance, when an employee of the hospital causes harm by his negligence, the hospital may be held responsible as the employer. Hospitals also can be held responsible for poor policies and procedures and other negligence that leads to injury or death of a patient.
With or without the proposed law, you always need the help of an experienced and highly skilled medical malpractice attorney. The law is constantly evolving, and each state is different so your attorney must stay current and have ample experience in your state. When you have been harmed by medical negligence, you need and deserve full compensation for the economic and noneconomic damages that you should never have had to endure.
If you or someone you love has been harmed by medical negligence, learn more about Medical Malpractice Lawsuits.