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When Medical Negligence Isn’t the Doctor’s Fault

When it comes to medical malpractice, it’s important to look at the performance of everyone connected with your diagnosis and treatment. Our attorneys sometimes find that a serious or fatal mistake was committed by a nurse or hospital technician rather than a physician. In those situations, the main defendant in your malpractice lawsuit is likely to be the hospital or clinic itself.

To learn whether hospital malpractice was the likely cause of a serious medical accident in your family, contact Shollenberger Januzzi & Wolfe for a free consultation.

Our trial lawyers combine almost 50 years of experience with personal injury and wrongful death claims in Harrisburg and central Pennsylvania. Our understanding of what it takes to prove malpractice against a hospital can give you an advantage in establishing your right to damages.

Determining What Went Wrong

The following are examples of the ways the mistakes of a nurse or other member of a hospital staff can lead to tragic medical outcomes:

  • Failure to follow a treating physician’s instructions
  • Failure to report changes in a patient’s medical condition
  • Negligent supervision and oversight during postoperative recovery
  • Failure to follow hospital protocols for preventing infection
  • Medication errors
  • Nutrition errors
  • Failure to check or enter data into medical records

Most medical malpractice lawsuits involve multiple defendants so that each doctor, nurse and technician can be held to account for their respective roles in an accident. As employers, hospitals will usually be held liable for the mistakes of their employee nurses and staff.

Hold The Hospital Accountable. Put Shollenberger Januzzi & Wolfe On Your Side.

To learn how our experience with medical malpractice litigation can help ensure a thorough review of the facts to support an effective presentation of your claims, contact an attorney at our offices in Harrisburg or Enola.