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The 4 Elements of a Medical Malpractice Case

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Read on to review the four elements of medical malpractice to determine if you may have a case.

If you believe that you were the victim of medical malpractice in Maryland, it’s important to seek the guidance of an experienced medical malpractice attorney. He or she can review your case and help determine if the scenario constitutes medical malpractice or not. Read on to review the four elements of medical malpractice to determine if you may have a case. 

Doctor-Patient Relationship 

In most cases, proving a doctor-patient relationship is a simple part of the process. A patient establishes a relationship with a doctor or medical professional when he or she visits the doctor for an examination and agrees to receive treatment or care. Examples of medical professionals who can be held liable for malpractice include doctors, nurses, health care technicians, surgeons, dentists, and physician assistants. 

The Doctor was Negligent

Medical negligence occurs when the medical professional deviates from the reasonable standard of care. Whether the medical professional “deviated from the standard of care” is a question that can only be answered by an expert from that medical professional’s field who is competent to state what the standard of care in their profession is under the circumstances presented in the case. Negligence is not always easy to prove, and patients should seek experienced counsel to assist them with their case. The Law Offices of Cardaro & Peek has medical personnel on staff to assist them with cases, as well as access to nationally recognized physicians and other experts. 

Negligence Led to the Injury

Once the patient can prove that the doctor was negligent, he or she must show that the doctor’s negligence was the cause of the injury they experienced.  Like a deviation from the standard of care, this must be proven by medical experts competent to testify how a certain injury was caused, and whether the said injury would have occurred absent the negligence of the medical professional. 

Damages Were Suffered 

Lastly, the patient must prove that he or she suffered damages as a direct result of the injuries caused by the doctor’s neglect. Relevant damages include substantial medical bills, inability to continue working, immense physical pain, or even death. 

Contact The Law Offices of Cardaro & Peek, LLC Today

Do you believe that you or your loved one has suffered as a result of medical malpractice or medical neglect? You need to talk to an experienced team of local lawyers today.

The lawyers at Cardaro & Peek, LLC have the experience and resources necessary to investigate and litigate all types of medical claims throughout Maryland and Washington D.C. Cardaro & Peek, LLC has medical personnel on staff and has access to nationally recognized, board-certified physicians and other experts, to assist in the investigation, analysis, and prosecution of all types of medical malpractice claims. If you or a loved one have experienced malpractice, give us a call at 410-752-6166. Please visit our website and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for more information.

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