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Hospital Negligence Attorneys in Rhode Island

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As a whole, we often blindly put our faith in hospitals’ medical professionals to provide the care we deserve with the manner in which we deserve. Unfortunately, this is not always the case as hospital negligence is a common practice and can occur at any level. However, the good news is that hospitals can be held liable for the negligence of their employees, including doctors, nurses, paramedics, physician’s assistants, nurse aides, technicians, and more. Karns & Kerrison is led by Rhode Island hospital negligence attorneys who are aggressive in our pursuit of justice on your behalf and compassionate in our approach and understanding of your current situation.

What Are Examples of Hospital Negligence?

When hiring its medical staff, a hospital must apply a strict vetting process in order to guarantee the safety and wellbeing of its patients. Therefore, a hospital is required to make reasonable inquiries regarding each individual staff members’ training, licensing, and education. The privilege of treating patients is one that should only be granted to a physician with the credentials and background to do so. If a hospital employs an incompetent medical professional, it can be held liable for its own negligence as well as the negligence of another. This is known as vicarious liability.

Another situation that hospitals are liable for is understaffing, as there needs to be a sufficient number of nurses on-duty at all times in order to ensure patient care at a quality level. Also, employees must follow the standard duty of care by following the leading physician’s orders unless they put the patient in harm’s way.

When Is a Hospital Not Held Liable?

In some cases, physicians may be considered independent contractors rather than official hospital employees which means the hospital cannot be held for the doctor’s negligence or malpractice. Any acts of negligence or misconduct must occur within the scope of an employee’s work in order to shift partial responsibility to the hospital.

Contact Our Top-Rated Rhode Island Hospital Negligence Lawyers Today

If you or a loved one has suffered from hospital negligence, look no further than our distinguished legal team at Karns & Kerrison. Our top-rated firm is led by compassionate and results-driven hospital negligence attorneys who are committed to fighting for the compensation you deserve. No matter the circumstances of your case, we are prepared to resolve them with your best interests in mind.

Get started on fighting for the rights you deserve by calling (888) 281-3100 at your earliest convenience.

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If you or your loved one suffered severe, life-altering injuries due to someone else’s negligence, we are here to help you fight for justice. For answers to your questions or to schedule a free consultation, contact our personal injury team at (888) 281-3100. We offer our legal services on a contingency fee basis, meaning you only pay attorneys’ fees after we have recovered compensation on your behalf.

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