If hospital equipment fails causing you to be injured or become ill, this can be considered medical malpractice. In this particular type of situation, it could be many different parties at fault in which a Louisville medical malpractice attorney can review your case and determine who should be held accountable for the mistake.
If a doctor, nurse or other healthcare professional treating you in the hospital failed to use the equipment properly, causing you to be severely injured, they can be held liable for medical negligence. This can include not changing the batteries in a device, using the device in a way that is not intended and even dropping a piece of equipment onto a patient.
The hospital in question may also be liable if it can be proven that they purchased and mandated the use of a faulty piece of equipment. In an attempt to save money, some hospitals may buy lower-grade machinery or delay repairs of machinery, which could cause injury or illness.
The manufacturer of the hospital equipment may be to blame for injuries if their device proves to be defective or if they did not issue accurate instructions to healthcare professionals on how to use the device.
In some cases of malpractice where hospital equipment has hurt a patient, some or all of these parties may be held responsible. Even with all the training and experience a doctor may receive, it is still possible to make an error.
If a hospital equipment failure has caused you or a loved one to become sick or injured, it is important that you pursue a claim to receive compensation for your suffering. A Louisville medical malpractice attorney can help you start this process when you come in for a FREE consultation. Call 888-450-4456 to schedule one today.