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Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Medical Malpractice Attorneys

When a doctor makes a mistake in a sickness, it raises a number of concerns, first and foremost being the well-being of the patient and the impact of the error. Eventually, the incident may raise a different sort of red flag, when the patient asks whether the doctor’s mistake amounts to medical malpractice. The answer may be more complicated than you might expect. That’s the focus!

The Medical Standard of Care

The issue of the appropriate medical standard of care to apply is often one of the most contentious in a medical malpractice case, and proving this element is usually a two-pronged task that includes:

Establishing the appropriate medical standard of care that should apply to the patient’s case, and showing in detail exactly how the doctor fell short of meeting that standard.

In a nutshell, the medical standard of care is the type and amount of skill and attention that a prudent, similarly-trained health care professional, in the same medical community as the defendant, would have provided to the patient.

What is Medical Malpractice?

There’s a lot more to a viable medical malpractice case than merely a mistake on the part of a health care professional or facility.

The overview of the different elements that must be in place — and that, when in dispute, must be established through evidence and testimony by the plaintiff and his or her legal team — in order to bring a successful medical malpractice lawsuit:

A. The existence of a doctor-patient relationship

B. The provision of care which includes decisions, treatment, and the failure to
treat) that fell below the accepted medical standard of care.

C. Connection between the care medical negligence and the patient’s harm, and quantifiable harm to the patient as a result.


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