The Anatomy Of A Medical Malpractice Claim
If you have suffered an injury as the result of a health care provider failing to provide you with the accepted standard of care, medical malpractice may have occurred.
At Joel L. Katz, L.L.C., our attorneys understand how important your health is to you and that an unexpected medical error affects not only your ability to live your life to the fullest, but also your finances. Here are answers to some common questions about medical malpractice.
Q. What Is Needed For A Successful Medical Malpractice Case?
A. Not all poor medical results are the result of malpractice. Bad outcomes can result even when doctors and other health care providers get it right. However, if your doctor failed to conduct your treatment in the same way that an equally qualified peer would have, he or she may have acted negligently.
If the doctor’s negligence resulted in an injury or damage to you, then the elements of malpractice may exist. Our lawyers have over 125 years of combined experience and the resources to thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding your claim.
Q. Can I Only File A Malpractice Claim Against A Doctor?
A. No. A medical malpractice suit can be brought against a nurse, a lab technician, a psychiatrist and any other professional who administers medical care. Health care facilities such as hospitals and clinics can also be held liable for malpractice.
Q. What Are Some Common Examples Of Malpractice?
A. Malpractice can derive from a provider’s act of negligence, but it can also happen when a provider fails to act. Examples of medical malpractice include:
- Failure to diagnose
- Errors made during surgery
- Pharmacy errors
- Failure to provide the proper treatment
In addition, it may be considered malpractice if a doctor fails to warn you that a recommended treatment has risks or is potentially dangerous.
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