MEDICAL MALPRACTICE BASICS: WAS YOUR DOCTOR NEGLIGENT?
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n order to bring a strong case of medical malpractice against a doctor, several important standards must be met and proven in court. One of the most important and trickiest things that a plaintiff must prove is that the doctor was negligent in their care.
What is Negligence in Medical Malpractice Cases?
If you are unhappy with your care or the outcome of a doctor’s treatment, that doesn’t necessarily mean the doctor was negligent. In order to claim negligence, you must be able to prove that your doctor caused harm where a competent doctor would not under the same circumstance. It is important to note that your doctor’s care or treatment doesn’t have to be exemplary; it must merely meet the standard of “reasonably skillful and careful.”
To prove that your doctor was negligent to the court, your attorney will almost certainly hire a medical expert to explain the appropriate standard of care for your case and to demonstrate that your doctor did not follow this standard and did not act in a “reasonably skillful and careful” manner.
Do You Have a Medical Malpractice Case?
Proving negligence is only one requirement of a successful medical malpractice case. If you believe that you or a member of your family has been the victim of a negligent doctor, I advise you to consult with an attorney on the potential of your case. If you live in Temecula, contact Albrecht & Albrecht for a free medical malpractice consultation.