We all trust our doctors and hospitals to make us well and to keep us healthy. When doctors and hospitals violate our trust and harm us, or fail to provide us adequate health care, then we have the right to hold the doctor and hospital accountable for the harm they caused.
Medical malpractice is a fancy phrase for medical negligence. Medical negligence is defined as a deviation from the standard of care that a health care provider should have provided. To prove a medical negligence case, we are required to have a qualified doctor testify at trial that a breach of the standard of care occurred. This requirement is one the biggest obstacles in any medical negligence case.
Another challenge is proving “causation.” Many medical negligence cases involve the failure to timely diagnose the patient’s health condition which results in injury to the patient. It is not enough to prove that a mistake was made by a doctor; we have the burden of proving the extent of the harm the negligence caused.
Medical malpractice is a very expensive and a demanding area of practice for lawyers. It requires the lawyer to have a “war chest” of resources and the commitment to fight and battle. After years of handling medical malpractice cases, we have the resources, as well as the commitment, knowledge, and experience to handle these claims and we would like to help you if you have a strong case. Contact us today to that we can review and analyze your potential claim, and advise you of your rights.