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So I should have legal representation from my previous employer? I am also wondering why I was personally contacted at my home. Is it because I no longer work for the hospital? Am I to assume this patient sent a similar letter to the hospital as well?
Also wouldnt the hospital be looking out for their own interest rather than mine in association with a possible lawsuit? I didn't know if and when I should get an attorney for myself.
You should at least contact the previous employer, to determine what insurer you were under. That insurer will be representing their interests. The hospital will be liable for anything that you might be liable for, so their interests and your interests will tend to coincide. They don't legally gain anything by saying "she did it."It may be worth getting your own attorney at some point, but it's too early now to know if you need to and may be an unnecessary expense.