Los Angeles Hospital Malpractice Lawyer
As a hospital patient, you or a loved one received many services from a variety of individuals. It is important to know that a hospital is generally only responsible for the acts of those individuals who are employed by the hospital. Nurses, technicians, therapists, orderlies and others are usually employed by the hospital. The hospital is responsible for providing proper training to its employees and for providing sufficient staffing of its employees. Customarily doctors are not employees of the hospital.
Hospitals can be private or public. Depending on the hospital’s status, different time periods may apply to bringing a lawsuit. Furthermore, minors may have different time periods than adults to bring a case.
However, it is important to note that hospitals that are owned and/or operated by government agencies, such as the county or state, have different requirements as to how an action may be filed against it. First, it is necessary to file a government claim against these entities for the wrong doing of the employees of those hospitals. The time for filing the such claim can be as short as six months from the date of wrongdoing. This claim is mandatory. Secondly, after a claim is filed a lawsuit must be filed within 6 months after the date of rejection of the claim by the government entity.
There are some exceptions to this rule. However these time limits and exceptions can be complicated and confusing.
Hospitals can be held responsible for the actions of their employees such as nurses, laboratory technicians, therapists and more. The Law Offices of Michael Oran, A.P.C., represents individuals in Los Angeles and throughout Southern California in hospital malpractice lawsuits.
Examples Of Hospital Negligence
With more than 30 years of experience, attorney Michael Oran can confidently guide families through a range of hospital malpractice cases, including:
- Failure to have qualified individuals on staff
- Failure to have sufficient staffing
- Failure to provide proper training to nurses and other personnel
- Nursing errors
- Failure to establish transfer agreements with other hospitals
- Failure to oversee all aspects of patient care
If you suffered serious injuries because of hospital negligence, attorney Michael Oran can help identify the responsible parties and pursue the reasonable compensation as allowed by law. Working with an experienced lawyer can help you understand what to expect throughout the process. Learn more by scheduling a free initial consultation using the firm’s online contact form or by calling 213-624-1177.