Medical Malpractice is negligence by a healthcare provider which causes injury. Healthcare providers include doctors, hospitals, nurses, dentists and so on. The claimant has the burden of proving that the action of the healthcare provider represented a breach of the prevailing professional standard of care for that health care provider. In other words, doctors and other medical providers have a duty to exercise a level of care that is standard for other healthcare providers in the community. Failure to do so constitutes malpractice.
Just because there is a medical injury does not mean that there is negligence on the part of the healthcare provider. You need an experienced attorney to assess your claim to determine whether it is viable. A medical Malpractice claim is a long and expensive process and therefore great care should be taken when selecting an attorney.
- Medical Malpractice claims include:
- Prescription Drug errors
- Birth Injuries such as Brain Damage and Cerebral Palsy
- Surgical errors