A: Under Pennsylvania law, hospitals can be held liable for their own actions and failures to act in a case of medical negligence. Even where a doctor commits the actual malpractice which results in the injury, if the hospital acted negligently, it too can be held liable.
Under the doctrine of corporate negligence, a hospital can be liable for actions or inactions which contribute to an injury. In Pennsylvania, hospitals must use reasonable care in the treatment of patients, the selection of doctors and most importantly, have procedures in place to ensure quality care for patients.
Violation of the corporate negligence doctrine may result in civil liability of a hospital or emergency room in a medical malpractice case.
For more information, contact our Pennsylvania hospital emergency room lawyers at 215.925.4451. Our lawyers are available for a free, no obligation legal consultation.
Related Pennsylvania hospital/emergency room malpractice articles:
- Corporate Negligence Claims in a Pennsylvania Hospital Malpractice Lawsuit
- How to Prove Hospital & Emergency Room Medical Malpractice in Pennsylvania
- Proving Emergency Room Mistake & Medical Malpractice in Pennsylvania
The lawyers at Schwartz & Blackman handle hospital malpractice cases in the Pennsylvania and New Jersey area:
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- NJ: Atlantic County, Burlington County, Camden County, Gloucester County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Camden, Cherry Hill, New Jersey shore cities
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Published: July 31, 2012