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General Personal Injury Information

Topic: Medical Malpractice

Medical doctors, dentist, nurses and other professional medical staff provide our society with important and necessary services which enable us to overcome many physical obstacles throughout our lives.

Unfortunately, situations exist in which these medical professionals sometimes make mistakes, or are negligent or careless in performing their duties, which can cause a patient harm, further injury, or even death.

While we have tremendous respect for the medical community, when a case of medical malpractice occurs, we also believe the medical professionals responsible should be held accountable.

In common with other forms of civil claims for negligence, in order to succeed in a claim (lawsuit) the claimant (plaintiff) must successfully demonstrate two things:

  • That the doctor failed in their duty of care towards the patient; meaning they failed to do something that a reasonable person in similar circumstances would have done, or they did something that a reasonable person would not have done;
  • That some harm was caused by this failure to comply with the duty of care.

Expert witnesses usually testify in medical malpractice cases. These witnesses are generally independent experts from the same field of medicine as the defendant. When determining if a physician has been negligent, the plaintiff must show that the doctor did not act in accordance with a reasonable body of medical opinion. This is usually determined through the use of expert witness testimony.

Issues that should be taken into consideration when pursuing a medical malpractice liability claim include, but not limited to:

  • Injuries as a direct result of an accident;
  • Lost Wages;
  • Medical Bills;
  • Pain and Suffering;
  • Permanent or long-term loss of quality of life;
  • Disfigurement;
  • And when their is a loss of life, families may also seek compensation in a wrongful death case.
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