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:
- The medical professional had a duty to the plaintiff
- The medical professional violated that duty
- The plaintiff suffered harm as a result of this breach of duty
- The breach of duty was the proximate cause of the plaintiff’s harm
In order for a medical professional to be found negligent, it must be established that his or her conduct fell below an accepted standard of medical care. Establishing medical wrongdoing is difficult; it requires hiring medical experts who work in the same specialized field as the defendant, and the defendants are often the ones who wrote the applicable medical reports that must be questioned and contradicted.
Medical malpractice is a broad and complex area of law made more complicated by the different types of medical negligence—such as cases related to medication or surgical errors—and the varying types of medical professionals who may be involved.
If you have been harmed due or a loved one has suffered wrongful death due to medical negligence, it’s critical to contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible. The Little Rock medical malpractice attorneys at the Duncan Firm have decades of experience helping medical malpractice victims and their families recover the compensation they need and deserve.
If believe you’re a victim of medical malpractice or a family member died because of medical error, please contact the Little Rock, Arkansas, attorneys at the Duncan Firm to schedule a free consultation.