When you place a loved one in a nursing home, you expect the staff and administration to do their jobs efficiently and with care. However, in many cases, nursing home patients suffer mistreatment or abuse, or do not receive proper care after injury.
Suffering unnecessary harm in the course of receiving care at a hospital is potentially grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit, but it does not always mean that the hospital itself is a defendant. Only under certain circumstances does a medical malpractice suit involve the hospital. It depends on the nature of its business relationship with the parties directly harmed and any negligence on the part of the hospital.