To have a medical malpractice or medical negligence claim, you really need to have 2 things: the first thing is called a breach of the standard of care. Basically what that means is that a doctor, a hospital, or healthcare professional fails to do something, or does something that they shouldn’t do.
The second requirement for a medical malpractice claim is causation. Causation means that the breach results in damage or death to the patient.
It is important to understand that just because a patient has a bad outcome, it doesn’t mean that you have a medical negligence claim. Bad things happen to good people all the time and medicine is not a guarantee. It is not an exact science. So very frequently we see patients that have unfortunate outcomes or bad results from medical procedures but it doesn’t necessarily mean they have a medical negligence claim. If you know someone who has been seriously injured or has died from a medical procedure, YOU HAVE TOO MUCH AT STAKE not to investigate and protect your legal rights.
Video answers to your questions about Serious Medical Injury / Death Claims:
- How common is medical malpractice?
- Step One: We have to review your medical records
- What actions should I take if I believe I have a case of negligence or malpractice?
- What role do medical experts play in determining negligence?
- Step Two: Was there a breach of the standard of care?
- What are the procedures for filing a claim from beginning to end?
- What are prescription drug errors and how can we prevent them?
- How can heart disease lead to a medical negligence claim?