What Qualifies as Medical Malpractice?
According to a recent report published online by Johns Hopkins Medical, medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. Errors can be committed anywhere, and even medical experts are not immune from committing mistakes. When a patient is hurt because of a medical provider’s careless wrongdoing, the injured patient may have legal grounds to file a medical malpractice claim for compensation for the injury. With the support of a well-established law firm, maximum compensation can be obtained. With many years of dedicated legal experience, the proficient legal team at Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox, LLP can help.
Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox, LLP has many years of experience assisting clients navigate the intricate process of filing a medical malpractice claim. Medical malpractice cases are often complicated and while rare, medical errors do occur. It is always unfortunate when an unsuspecting client suffers the consequences of medical negligence. For this reason, the proficient legal team takes great pride in helping injured clients receive the highest amount of compensation available to them. To schedule a free initial consultation with the attorneys at Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox, LLP, consider completing the contact form available online.
Elements Needed to Prove Medical Malpractice
In order to prove medical malpractice occurred, it is necessary to establish the following elements:
- There was a negligent violation of the standard of care for medical professionals.
Medical professionals have a certain standard of care they must follow and accept to be reasonable, according to other licensed health care providers under the same or similar circumstances. Medical professionals must administer medical treatment according to the standards that would be considered reasonable according to their professional training, community, and training. In short, were the actions taken by the medical professional the same actions another equally trained medical professional would have taken when faced with a similar scenario?
- The medical professional’s carelessness resulted in the patient’s injuries.
When violating the standard of care, it is important to recognize that this alone does not entail medical malpractice. Whenever there is a personal injury case, one of the main components of the claim is demonstrating that the claimant was actually injured by the violation of duty of care. To demonstrate the sustained injuries, it is necessary to provide a medical record with the claim.
- Significant damages were sustained as a result of the injuries.
Patients who are injured as a result of medical negligence often require a lifetime of medical treatment to increase their quality of life to a level near to what it was prior to the incident. Ultimately, this will result in costly medical expenses and other losses that stem from the injury. The damages incurred as a result of the medical negligence must be demonstrated.
Obtain the Qualified Support of a Skilled Attorney Today
Proving medical negligence can be extremely challenging as many of these cases often require extensive investigation. Unfortunately, important evidence regularly needed to prove a case can be difficult to obtain without the support of a qualified attorney. If you or someone you love was injured as a result of medical negligence, take swift action and obtain the support of a skilled attorney who can begin investigating the case right away. With proficient legal representation, obtaining fair compensation after the incident is possible.
The attorneys at Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox, LLP are highly skilled in medical malpractice cases. The law firm can help you establish negligence and protect your right to a full compensation. Consider contacting the law firm today for a free, no-obligation consultation.
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