Medical mistakes, or “medical malpractice,” often result in catastrophic injury or death. A claim against a physician or hospital staff requires evidence that the health care provider violated the “Standard of Care,” or the rules health care providers must follow in providing medical care to patients. In Iowa, a hospital is legally responsible for medical malpractice or negligence of employees of the hospital, such as nurses, technicians, or therapists. Doctors are generally considered “independent” of hospitals, and are required to carry their own separate medical malpractice insurance.
Examples of medical malpractice cases include:
- Birth Injury
- Chiropractic Negligence
- Surgical Malpractice
Medical malpractice cases are very complicated and expensive to pursue. The medical malpractice team at Hartung Schroeder understands the complex medical and legal issues associated with medical malpractice cases and can effectively pursue compensation on your behalf.