Who Can Be Held Accountable For The Medical Malpractice?
Medical negligence claims against physicians employed at state medical facilities are not considered to arise from their employment, but from their individual duties to their patients so such actions are not subject to governmental immunity. Neither a local public entity nor a public employee acting within the scope of his employment is liable for injury arising from diagnosing or failing to diagnose that a person is afflicted with an illness or addiction; administration, with due care, of the treatment prescribed for an illness or addiction; or failure to admit a person to a medical facility operated or maintained by a local public entity. However, neither a local public entity nor its employees are exonerated for the negligent or wrongful prescription or administration of treatment.
The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.
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