Without more details about the case, it is difficult for me to give a definitive answer. The legal consequences can be very different depending on where you are located and the facts.
A physician is legally and ethically responsible for providing medical care that exceeds or meets the standards of their specialization. It means they have to diagnose and treat patients in a competent manner and according to medical standards. A physician who fails to meet this standard or causes harm to a patient may be held responsible for medical malpractice.
If they are acting in the course of their job, physicians may also be responsible for the actions and omissions of staff members such as nurses practitioners or physician assistants.
Maggie, Maggie and you will be held responsible depending on your roles and the particular circumstances. If you’re a nurse, and you were found negligent, then you could be held responsible for the harm done to the patient.
It is recommended to consult a licensed attorney if you are concerned about legal consequences of your case.
It’s a smart idea to adhere to professional standards, and keep a record of any decisions or actions made during the delivery of medical care. In the case of a dispute, this documentation may be useful as evidence. You can also report concerns regarding the actions of a physician or another healthcare provider to the regulatory body.