The hospital administered the wrong medication- can I bring a suit against the hospital?

When you are given medication at a hospital, the nurse employed by the hospital and not the doctor who is treating you for your injuries or illness will typically give it to you.  Since it was the nurse and not the doctor that administered the medication, you may be wondering who is going to pay for the injuries you suffered as a result of this negligent act. If you suffer injuries at the hands of a medical professional in Chicago or the Suburbs you may be entitled to thousands of dollars for your injuries, lost wages, medical bills and long term care. At the Law Office of Attorney Dan Newlin Chicago, we have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims and we will fight for you!!!

At the law Offices of Attorney Dan Newlin, Chicago, we are honored to protect and fight for victims of medical malpractice. As the son of a Chicago Steel worker and as a former police detective, Attorney Dan Newlin understands firsthand the importance of helping the good people of Northern Illinois and Chicago recover for injuries resulting from a medical professional’s negligence.  On many occasions we find that medical malpractice victims many times involve have more severe injuries and often times are left with permanent physical and emotional incapacitating injuries.  Attorney Dan Newlin and his team of experienced medical malpractice lawyers will fight for you!

We are a local law firm, serving all of Northern Illinois with our law offices located in downtown Chicago.  No matter where you live in Illinois, Chicago or the Suburbs we are here for you 24 hours a day 7 days week, Attorney Dan Newlin or one of his experienced medical malpractice attorneys will be honored to meet you in person to advise you of all of your legal rights and will be honored to personally help you during this difficult time.  Attorney Dan Newlin and his experienced team of Chicago medical malpractice attorneys have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims. If you have questions about your medical malpractice case call Attorney Dan Newlin now for a free consultation at 312-888-8000.

Medical malpractice by a nurse happens when a nurse fails to carry out her duties and responsibilities in a competent manner and that incompetence results in injuries to the patient. Competency is usually measured by understanding what a similar nurse would have done or not done in the same particular circumstance. Not every incompetent act or omission by a nurse is going to amount to malpractice on behalf of the nurse.  If you have questions about your medical malpractice case call Attorney Dan Newlin now for a free consultation. No matter where you live in Illinois, Chicago or the Suburbs we are here for you 24 hours a day 7 days week, Attorney Dan Newlin or one of his experienced medical malpractice attorneys will be honored to meet you in person to advise you of all of your legal rights and will be honored to personally help you during this difficult time.

Nurses are almost always employees of the hospital in which they are caring for patients and as such, the hospital will typically be held accountable for the negligent acts of the nurse they employ. In order to hold a hospital accountable for the acts of a nurse, it is typically necessary to show that the negligent nurse was employed by the hospital at the time she committed the negligent act, that the nurse was acting within the course and scope of the job duties assigned to her at the particular hospital and, in the event the nurse is not employed by the hospital, that the nurse was not under the direct control of any particular doctor. However, if the nurse was under the control of a particular doctor, the doctor along with the hospital may be legally liable for the negligent acts of the nurse. In this situation, you must show that the doctor had direct control over the nurse to the extent he could have stopped the nurse from committing the wrongful conduct.  Attorney Dan Newlin and his experienced team of Chicago medical malpractice attorneys have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims.  Attorney Dan Newlin and his team of experienced medical malpractice lawyers will fight for you!

Oftentimes, nurses, medical technicians and paramedics are considered employees of the hospital and the hospital will be held legally liable for their respective negligence. On the other hand, doctors are typically independent contractors and the hospital will typically not be held responsible for their actions. Also, realize that not every act on behalf of a hospital employee will result in the hospital being held legally responsible, such as when the employee committing the act is being directly instructed by an independent doctor.  If you have questions about your medical malpractice case call Attorney Dan Newlin now for a free consultation at 312-888-8000.

Typically, as long the as the negligent employee was working within her specified job duties when the negligent act or omission occurs, the hospital will usually be held responsible or legally liable. As an example, if a nurse administers the medication and the patient goes into cardiac arrest, as long as the nurse who was on the clock and treating this patient was within the scope of her employment, the hospital will more than likely be held legally liable. However, contrast that with the situation where a doctor injures the same patient with the same medication. The hospital will likely not be held liable as the doctor is more than likely not an employee of the hospital. As such, it is very important to ascertain who indeed committed the negligent act, whether they were an employee of the hospital, whether they were acting within their job duties and whether they were under the direct supervision of someone not employed by the hospital in order to have a better understanding of if the hospital will be held legally liable. If you have questions about your medical malpractice case call Attorney Dan Newlin now for a free consultation at 312-888-8000.

If you or a family member believes that you have been injured by a medical professional as result of a surgery, medication or other medical treatment, and believe the injury may have been the product of medical negligence, you need an experienced medical malpractice attorney making sure you receive all the benefits and compensation you are entitled to as a result of your injury. You need the experienced and aggressive medical malpractice attorneys at the Law Offices of Attorney Dan Newlin to help you get everything you are entitled to.

My staff and I always consider it an honor to be contacted by the people of Chicago or the Suburbs who have suffered injuries at the hands of a negligent medical professional, and we will always be ready to listen to all of your concerns over the damages and losses you have suffered as a result of their medical malpractice. On many occasions we find that medical malpractice victims many times left with more severe physical and emotional injuries then victims of other types of negligence. Chicago medical malpractice Lawyer Dan Newlin and his team of experienced medical malpractice attorneys will fight for you. No matter where you live in Illinois, Chicago or the Suburbs we are here for you 24 hours a day 7 days week, Attorney Dan Newlin or one of his experienced medical malpractice attorneys will be honored to meet you in person to advise you of all of your legal rights and will be honored to personally help you during this difficult time.

Attorney Dan Newlin and his experienced team of Chicago attorneys have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims.

If you have questions about your medical malpractice case call Attorney Dan Newlin now for a free consultation at 312-888-8000.