Are Doctors the Only Ones Who May be Sued for Medical Malpractice in New York?


A: No. While doctors may certainly be defendants in New York medical malpractice cases, they are not the only ones who may be potentially liable for your injuries and who may be the named defendants in a medical malpractice action.

Your New York medical malpractice attorney will help you identify the proper defendants in your case. Depending on the facts of your case, potential defendants may include a doctor, and / or a:

  • Nurse
  • Hospital
  • Nursing home
  • Pharmacist
  • Physical therapist
  • Other medical professional or healthcare entity

Sometimes more than one person or entity may be responsible for your injury. Generally, your New York medical malpractice lawyer will advise you to pursue a claim against any person or entity that owed you a duty of care, failed to exercise reasonable care, and caused your injuries as a result of failing to exercise reasonable care.

If more than one defendant agrees to settle or is found liable for your injuries, then the percentage of the damages that defendant is responsible for paying you will be decided in the settlement or court decision.

For more information about the potential defendants in your medical negligence case, please contact an experienced New York injury lawyer today at 1-800-PAGAN-911.