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Three Characteristics Of Medical Malpractice

Posted on 06/06/2014

If you or your loved one has suffered serious injury or death due to a hospital, doctor, or healthcare professional’s negligence or wrongdoing, you likely have a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Medical malpractice is negligence or an act of omission that affects the health of a patient. It could be a doctor, healthcare professional, or hospital or institution that is at fault. The result of medical malpractice can be very serious and should be addressed by a legal professional.

If you think you or your loved one has a legitimate medical malpractice claim, the below characteristics would have occurred:

1. A violation of the standard of care occurred.

The standard of care is what is thought of as acceptable medical treatment. If a patient is not given the care that they deserve, negligence could have occurred.

2. An injury resulted from the negligence of the medical professionals.

If the standard of care was not met and negligence did occur, there must have been an injury that resulted from the negligence. To file a medical malpractice claim, the failure to meet the standard of care must have resulted in an injury.

3. The injury that resulted from negligence caused serious damage.

If only minor injury resulted in small damages, the cost of pursuing the medical malpractice claim versus the settlement would not be worth it. But, if the injury resulted in disability, a loss of income, numerous medical bills, and ongoing pain and suffering, a claim should definitely be filed.

If you or your loved one has suffered medical malpractice, meeting the above characteristics, you should contact a lawyer as soon as possible. Hiring an attorney helps increase the chances of receiving a favorable settlement as medical malpractice cases include a lot of investigation, something that an experienced lawyer would be skilled in.

To speak to one of the wrongful death lawyers at our office, call 800.637.8170. They can review the incident in which malpractice occurred, go over the resulting damages, and suggest the most favorable route take for you and your family.

The attorneys at our office have years of experience with medical malpractice cases and can help your family secure the compensation that is deserved, helping you to establish a financially sound future.