When you suspect you have a medical malpractice claim, one of the necessary steps to take is finding a medical malpractice attorney to work with. It will be your attorney’s job to tell you whether you have a legitimate medical malpractice case, and if so, they can get to work building your case. An experienced attorney will know how to work through the complexities of your malpractice case. But since most people are not experienced attorneys, you may wonder, what will my attorneys need to do to win my case? Although every case is different, below is a simplified breakdown of what your lawyer will have to prove to win a medical malpractice case.
Deviation From The Standard of Care
Nearly every case will start with establishing the standard of care that the medical professional or hospital owes to their patients, namely you. The actions that other reasonably experienced or competent professionals would have taken in similar circumstances can outline what should have happened during the course of patient care. Proving that the professional or institution did not meet the standard of care is a critical component for any medical malpractice claim.
Negligence Caused Injury
Causation is perhaps the most important factor in your medical malpractice case. Your attorney will need to find proof that the healthcare professional acted with negligence, and that their negligence was the cause of your injury. Deviating from the standard of care by itself it is not enough to win a malpractice case, there must be a causal link to your injury.
The Injury Resulted in Significant Damages
Lastly, a major piece of your medical malpractice case is laying out the full extent of all injuries and the damages that you suffered as a result of said injuries. After all, the damages are likely the reason why you are looking to receive compensation, so you can be made whole. These significant damages include lost wages, past and future medical bills, ongoing expensive care, pain and suffering, and more. Your malpractice attorney wants to help you recover compensation for all of your losses, and to do that it’s essential that they present in their case an accurate summation of your damages.
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Do you believe that you or your loved one has suffered as a result of medical malpractice or medical neglect? If so, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Cardaro & Peek, LLC today.
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