Oct 5, 2015

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What is Medical Malpractice?

What is Medical Malpractice?

Similar to several other people, you may believe that you have a medical malpractice lawsuit if you believe that your primary care physician made an error while treating you. In fact, this may or may not be the truth. In reality there is a lot more involved in a malpractice suit then just a patient being injured. A Hiawatha medical malpractice law firm may be your best option because the will be able to show and/or prove your case, which are the key factors behind a medical malpractice suit:

  • Proving that a doctor or a different medical professional made an error, as well as
  • Proving that you were injured due to this error

In many cases, a malpractice lawsuit is a complicated and long legal matter, due to the fact, that it is not an easy task to prove these two facts.

What Exactly Is Medical Malpractice?

Our Hiawatha Medical Malpractice Law Firm defines medical malpractice as a doctor or another medical professional (such as a technician or nurse) does not do something and/or does something that in the end causes injury or harm to you, the patient. A medical professional’s failure to act is deemed as medical negligence. In other words, a medical malpractice case involves a mistake or error that is made by a medical professional that injures or causes harm to the patient.

What Exactly Is Medical Negligence?

This Hiawatha medical malpractice law firm considers medical negligence to be a mistake, or the omission, that can occur at any time during the patient’s medical treatment. In other words, your primary care physician may make an error in diagnosing your illness, and/or he/ she may not provide you with the proper treatment and/or medications for that illness. The key aspect here is considered the standard of care. The standard of care is considered to be the generally accepted methods or method that is used by other professionals within that field or area in order to care for, or treat their patients under similar or identical situations.

What is considered an Injury or Damage?

It is not enough that your medical professional or doctor just made some sort of error or mistake. In order for you to file a lawsuit, you will have to prove that by making this error or mistake has caused you damage or additional harm. For example, having the wrong limb amputated or brain damage after having an operation, in other words unless you have been harmed there is no cause for a malpractice case.

Contact our Hiawatha Medical Malpractice Law Firm if you may be unsure if you have or have not a malpractice lawsuit. The Tom Riley Law Firm will have the answers you are looking for.

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