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Medical malpractice is defined as negligent behavior that deviates from normal standards of practice and causes injury or death to the patient. If the caregiver’s conduct was not congruent with the standard of his or her profession and led to patient injury, then there is a case for medical malpractice. Cases of medical malpractice compensate the victim and hold medical providers responsible, improving future care for others.
DID YOU KNOW?
Examples of such mistakes are as follows: a delay or failure in diagnosing a disease, a physician’s failure to gain the informed consent of the patient for a surgical procedure, a misuse of prescription drugs or a medical device, a surgical or anesthesia related mishap during an operative procedure, or a physician who has made a correct diagnosis but then fails to properly treat the disease.
WHAT TO DO NOW
The definition of medical malpractice is fairly vague. For this reason, winning a medical malpractice claim is primarily dependent on obtaining expert testimony, except in cases of misconduct where it is clear that the behavior was irresponsible. Excellent advocacy is also a must since victims are often filing claims against hospitals who have entire teams of lawyers at their disposal. Due to the complex nature of medical malpractice claims, it is important that a victim hire an attorney to tackle the legal issues and to protect his or her interests. Contact us now because evidence fades over time and the sooner we can begin investigating your case, the stronger your case will be.