What falls under the term medical malpractice? What happens when someone suffers from a form of medical malpractice and then hurts someone else? At The Law Office of Snyder & Snyder, P.A., we are skilled when it comes to handling medical malpractice claims. What happens, though, when the person who suffered from medical malpractice is negatively affected and someone else gets hurt?
Of course this isn’t an intentional action, but if a patient receives the wrong medication or is not warned of side effects such as fatigue and then drives, an accident can occur. It is a situation that poses the question of what legal action can the third party take, if any? Who is responsible for the third party’s injury?
It is absolutely imperative to determine what kind of legal line can be drawn and where it stops. Medical malpractice is a serious matter because the patient often suffers further and more damaging health conditions. If the doctor’s negligence causes pain to someone other than a patient, it is crucial to determine if he or she is liable and whether or not the third party can sue the medical professional.
Our Baltimore medical malpractice attorneys at Snyder & Snyder are always looking to make sure our medical professionals take the extra step to ensure proper care is provided to their patients and situations like this further prove why it is so important. Medical malpractice can affect not only the patient, but others the patient may encounter.
While some believe that a lawsuit against the medical professional is warranted if someone is injured by a medical malpractice victim, others are not sure where the line should be drawn. What kind of cases will come forward? How will it change the legal landscape pertaining to these kinds of cases? These are questions that must be answered and a formal law should be put into place to allow courts to come up with a solid decision.
If you have been injured due to medical malpractice, call us today.