Medical Malpractice: Whom Am I Suing?

by Staff Blogger | October 6th, 2016

Doctors and hospitals have medical malpractice insurance for a reason. Things go wrong, patients are harmed, and compensation is due. Although it sounds simple, that’s not always the case for victims of medical malpractice. Hospital systems and the insurance companies that represent them have teams of lawyers on their side, fighting to minimize any medical malpractice lawsuit brought against them. That’s why, if you suspect you’ve been the victim of medical malpractice, you need an experienced legal team fighting for your rights.

But whom are you suing when you bring a medical malpractice suit? That’s a good question that many victims ask in their free consultation at Skolrood Law Firm. The answer isn’t quite as simple. If your injury claim goes to court, the names on the lawsuit will be yours and either the medical professional who caused you harm or the hospital they belong to. However, no matter how the lawsuit reads, we’ll be going after the insurance company that represents them for the compensation you deserve. Chances are, if we win your case, the doctor won’t pay anything out of pocket, as their insurance should cover it.

Regardless of who pays, if you’ve been the victim of medical malpractice, you deserve compensation. That’s why you should call our experienced Roanoke medical malpractice lawyers today for a free consultation. We know your rights as a victim, and we’ll fight for every dollar you deserve.