Medical malpractice is a broad term that can include a variety of incidents in which a patient is harmed due to the negligence of a medical professional. Such errors create dire health problems for the victims, including death for tens of thousands of people each year. The saddest part is that all of tragedies were avoidable.
When we think of medical malpractice, we tend to think of mistakes that were made by attending physicians or other doctors. However, the medical system is a big, complicated thing, and many of our clients have pursued medical malpractice claims against other liable parties.
Establishing medical malpractice is a challenging process that involves proving a doctor, nurse, hospital or caretaker owed you a standard of care and breached that standard of care, causing you harm via negligence or a malicious act.
A successful medical malpractice case must prove: