Empowering Nurses at the Bedside and in Business

Nursing Care Malpractice (Part II)

(Nursing Care Malpractice Part One discussed what is medical malpractice and the Indiana laws regarding medical malpractice. This article will discuss what happens if I get named in a lawsuit and should I have my own malpractice insurance. We all make mistakes just because we are human beings.)

What Happens If I Get Named In A Lawsuit?

There are two parties in a lawsuit, the plaintiff who is the patient initiating the suit and the second party is the defendant, who is the doctor or healthcare provider who is defending himself in the case. The plaintiff has the burden of proof to prove that there is medical malpractice. The burden of proof is that it is more likely than not that the defendant breached the standard of care.

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