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Understanding The Standard Of Care And Negligence

Understanding The Standard Of Care And Negligence

The first part for examining your case is understanding what medical malpractice is, and then recognizing the standard of care and medical negligence.

When medical malpractice occurs, it’s devastating for all parties involved. Doctor’s are prone to making mistakes, and they should be held accountable if it occurs. The question of medical malpractice will inevitably arise when looking back on the mistakes that transpired. Determining medical malpractice is actually more difficult than many people may realize. While it could seem straightforward, there are a lot of fine details that need to be distinguished. The first part for examining your case is understanding what medical malpractice is, and then recognizing the standard of care and medical negligence.

What Is Medical Malpractice Or Medical Negligence?

Negligence in general means doing something that a reasonable person would not do or failing to do something that a reasonable person would do. Medical negligence or malpractice is when a physician or other health care provider commits malpractice or negligence.The health care provider is essentially judged  by what’s known as the standard of care. Therefore the first thing you need to determine is whether or not the health care provider breached the standard of care.

What Is The Standard Of Care?

Physicians and other health care providers must comply with recognized standards of care. The standard of care is  defined as:the level at which the average, prudent provider would practice. It is how similarly qualified practitioners would have managed the patient’s care under the same or similar circumstances. The medical malpractice plaintiff must establish the appropriate standard of care and demonstrate that the standard of care has been breached. In medical malpractice cases you must also prove that the breach in the standard of care caused your injuries. The final step in this type of case is to establish that you were in fact injured.

If You Or A Loved One Has Suffered From Medical Negligence, Contact The Snyder Law Group Today

The Snyder Law Group, LLC, proudly represents clients throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C. Our experienced Baltimore attorneys understand the frustration that comes with an insurance company, medical professional, or other party that refuses to accept liability for negligent or reckless behavior. You can take heart in knowing there are talented and experienced lawyers ready to work for you. We are experienced in handling personal injury claims of medical malpractice or injury resulting from serious car and truck accidents, and have secured hundreds of millions in verdicts settlements*. Please visit our website, www.410thefirm.com, for more information and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google +, and LinkedIn.

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