If you have experienced medical malpractice, you may be wondering who to sue? You may want to go after the doctor that is specifically responsible for the malpractice, or you may want to sue the hospital as a whole. You can sue the hospital for malpractice if you are targeting a specific employee's actions. For example, if an employee hurts a patient by acting incompetently, then the hospital can be held responsible. This includes nurses, paramedics, and technicians working in the medical facility where you were treated.
Interestingly enough, most doctors need to be targeted directly for a medical malpractice lawsuit. Doctors are only considered hospital employees if they are actually hired to work by the hospital. Most doctors tend to be independent contractors and therefore the hospital cannot be responsible for their acts of malpractice. Also, a doctor can be targeted if a nurse or technician makes a mistake but the doctor was present when the mistake occurred. If the doctor had the control to stop the incident from occurring, but failed to do so, then he or she may still be held liable for the accident.
Hospitals can also be held liable if they continue to keep a dangerous or malpracticing physician on staff. This is because it is constantly putting patients in danger to keep malpracticing doctors working in the hospital.