Medical malpractice cases are known to be some of the most complex because they involve a lot of medical knowledge and expert witnesses. It can be tough to prove that a doctor acted negligently, so you first want to make sure you invest in an attorney that specializes in medical malpractice. Here is how to prove medical malpractice.
This is the most simple aspect of proving that medical malpractice occurred. This is essentially just showing that there was a doctor-patient relationship, which is fairly easy to do. When a doctor-patient relationship is established, the doctor then has an obligation (under oath) to provide you with the best care possible. As long as the doctor agreed to provide you with a diagnosis or treatment, then the relationship is there.
Breach of Duty/Negligence
If a doctor acted negligently, this means they breached their duty and violated the medical standard of care. The standard of care is defined by the level of care that a competent health care professional with a similar background would have provided given the same circumstances. In order to prove medical malpractice, you must prove that any other doctor would have done things differently in the same situation. This typically requires expert medical witnesses to provide testimony regarding what a competent doctor would have done and comparing that to what the negligent doctor did.
In order to prove medical malpractice, the injuries you suffered must be a direct result of the negligence. If your worsened condition or injury was not a direct result of the doctor’s negligent behavior, then you don’t have a case. Expert witnesses can also help to prove this by providing an explanation of how your medical issues resulted from the doctor’s negligence.
Medical malpractice cases are resolved in the form of damages. This is monetary compensation for the economic and non-economic losses you suffered. You have to provide the court with details of the damages so that you can receive proper compensation. This includes lost wages from missed work and additional medical costs. The non-economic damages are for the pain and suffering that you endured as a result of the medical malpractice.
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