Medical malpractice/negligence is defined as a negligent act or omission by a medical professional that results in personal injury to a patient. Negligence occurs when a medical professional’s actions do not meet the accepted standards of practice.
Errors in diagnosis, treatment, illness management, and informed consent, are examples of medical negligence.
If you believe you are a victim of medical malpractice or negligence, you may be wondering what to do next. It is imperative you consult an attorney as soon as possible to discuss the details of you case. An experienced attorney will be able to walk you through your case and help you proceed in trying to prove medical negligence.
Generally, in order to prove the negligence of a doctor, you and your attorneys must be able to show the physician’s conduct did not meet the generally accepted standard of medical care. Additionally, you will able need to present a link between the physician’s negligence and the patient’s injury.
If you have more questions about proving negligence, or if you believe you are a victim of medical malpractice, call Kaiman & Crahan today. We will meet with you for a free consultation to discuss your case and answer any questions you may have.