Do you feel you have a medical malpractice lawsuit in case your doctor makes a mistake while treating you? Well this may or may not be true. The fact is that there is lot more to a medical malpractice case.
Here are key factors that need to be proved:
- A doctor or a medical practitioner made a mistake and
- You were harmed by that mistake.
Generally any legal matter related to malpractice case runs long because it’s not always easy to prove those two things.
But what exactly Malpractice is?
It is a situation when a doctor or other medical professional does something or doesn’t do something which causes an injury or some kind of harm to you (the patient). The medical professional’s act or failure to act is called medical negligence.
A medical malpractice case involves a mistake done by a medical practitioner that harms a patient.
The mistake can happen anytime during the medical treatment. For instance, your doctor might make a mistake while diagnosing your illness or he/she may not give you proper treatment for your illness. The key here is the standard of care they provide you.
In case you can prove that your doctor didn’t follow the standard of care for your medical problem or illness, you have made a first big step in making a medical malpractice claim.