The people or organizations directly responsible for the mistakes are the ones who can be held legally liable. That can include general-practice doctors, surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, emergency medical technicians and many other types of medical professional. State laws may limit this somewhat, and federal employees cannot be personally sued for medical malpractice.
However, the law allows you to hold organizations as well as people responsible for medical malpractice. That means that a public or private hospital, medical company, nursing home or any other organization that provides medical care may be sued, if you're able to show that it committed the malpractice.
Nov 7, 2011 03:39 PM