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A mistake made by someone in the medical profession, who is charged with the care of a patient, can have tragic results. Unfortunately, these kinds of mistakes are happening with increasing frequency. What can a patient do when he or she is certain that something went seriously wrong in their medical care?
What Is Medical Negligence?
Medical negligence occurs when someone who is in the medical field fails to do something which is considered to be an established part of their medical practice, causing direct harm to a patient, or sadly, even killing them. In medical negligence, there is usually no deliberate intent involved.
If you or someone you know have been a victim of medical negligence, whether it happened by a physician, a surgeon, a nurse, or a nurse’s aide, you do have legal recourse. You should know, however, that cases of medical negligence are not the easiest cases to win, so you will need the help of a personal injury lawyer.
Establishing A Case For Medical Negligence
When a case of medical negligence is brought to court, several things must be proven in order to win the case. First, there must be concrete evidence that the mistake was made by someone in the medical field who was charged with the patient’s care in some way. Second, it must be proven that the medical professional made a mistake in a routine medical practice that is considered by the medical profession to be part of his or her duties. Third, it must be shown in court that this mistake had a direct bearing on something harmful that occurred to the patient.
How A Lawyer Will Help You
A lawyer will thoroughly investigate all the facts of your case. In doing so, he will interview people in the medical field who were present where the accident occurred, and refer to medical records that detail the event, as well as obtain the advice of other professionals who are knowledgeable in medical matters. He will also seek to recreate the events as they actually occurred, to establish why and how they happened. In addition, he will research and apply the particular laws that govern cases of medical negligence, in the state where the event occurred.
Because of the amount of investigation involved, lawsuits charging medical negligence can take considerable time. There is also usually a time limit on which such cases can be brought to court. For more information on the specifics of your case, you should contact a lawyer. Call 703-370-8088 or contact us online to speak to an experienced attorney today.