Medical malpractice cases can be very difficult to present and costly to win. Because the evidence in a medical malpractice case is often difficult to understand, you need both legal and medical experts on your side. At Burg Simpson, our medical malpractice litigation team has the expertise and resources needed to competently and thoroughly handle your case.
Elements Needed to Prove Medical Malpractice
Establishing liability for medical malpractice requires a number of legal conditions to be met. This includes:
- The negligent medical professional owed a duty of care to the injured party, i.e. a doctor/patient relationship;
- The medical professional failed to meet, or deviated from, an acceptable standard of care owed to the patient;
- There is a clear link between the healthcare professional’s negligent act and/or omission and the patient’s injury;
- Actual damage to the patient occurred.
Because medicine is complex, experts are required to prove each element of the case, and to educate the jury about what occurred, why it was substandard care, and how it resulted in the patient’s injuries. Additional experts are then required to evaluate the economic and non-economic losses suffered by the injured party.
If you or a loved one suffered as a result of medical malpractice, please contact our medical malpractice attorneys today for a free evaluation of your claim.
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