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Who Can be Held Liable for a Medical Malpractice Claim?

| Sep 2, 2022 | Firm News

Holding the Right People Responsible

Medical malpractice can have devastating consequences for both patients and doctors. When something goes wrong during a medical procedure, it is often difficult to determine who is responsible. In some cases, the doctor may be held liable for any mistakes made during the surgery. In other cases, the hospital or other medical professionals may be held responsible. It can be difficult to know who to sue after you have been injured by a medical mistake. In this blog, learn who can be held liable for a medical malpractice claim.


Doctors can be held liable for medical malpractice if they fail to provide an adequate standard of care. This includes errors in diagnosis, treatment, aftercare, and more. If a doctor deviates from the accepted standard of care and this deviation results in injury or death, the doctor can be held liable.


Hospitals can also be held liable for medical malpractice. This is usually due to negligent hiring practices or failing to supervise staff properly. Hospitals can also be held liable for failing to provide proper equipment or resources.

Pharmaceutical Companies

Pharmaceutical companies can be held liable for manufacturing defective drugs or failure to warn patients of potential side effects. If a patient takes a drug and suffers a serious condition because it is defective, the pharmaceutical company can be held liable.

Medical Device Companies

Like pharmaceutical companies, medical device companies can also be held liable for manufacturing defective products. If a patient suffers an injury because of a defective medical device, the company can be held liable.

Government Agencies

Government agencies can be held liable for injuries caused by negligence. For example, if a government agency failed to inspect a hospital or doctor’s office properly and this resulted in injury or death, the agency could be held liable.

Get Help from a Medical Malpractice Attorney

Suffering from medical malpractice can be devastating. It can lead to lost wages at work and incredibly high medical bills. Know that you are not alone in this and there are people who can help you get the justice and compensation you deserve. If you or a loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice, contact an experienced attorney today.

At Hovde Dassow + Deets, we will be able to review your case and determine who can be held liable for your injuries. We will advocate for you and work to get you the maximum compensation possible.

Learn more about how we can help or schedule a case review by calling 888-229-1778 or by visiting our website.