If you’ve been injured under a doctor’s care or if a family member has died as a result of a medical professional’s actions or because of their inaction, you may have reason to file a lawsuit against the healthcare provider.
Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider such as a doctor, nurse or medical care center is negligent and deviates from the standards of what is accepted as good medical practice. If that occurs and you are injured as a result, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit.
In determining whether the healthcare professional followed the standards of good medical practice, also known as the standard of care, the judge or jury hearing your case will look at the generally accepted method of treating patients in your area with similar medical problems.
At trial, it must proven that the healthcare provider’s act or omission was a mistake, but also that this mistake injured you.
If you think you might be a victim of medical malpractice, call the team at Krasney Law today.