What Exactly is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice is the term used when a doctor or hospital causes injury to a patient from a negligent act. This can be due to lack of treatment, health management or car when under the responsibility of a doctor. Here are some of the characteristics of medical malpractice in the real world.
It is widely accepted, that the federal and state governments, as well as doctors have a set of customary standards, as well as regulations, which must be adhered to in order to ensure safe medical practice.
Standard of Care
When these standards are broken or missed, this is called a violation of standard care. The patient has the right to expect professional healthcare that will be in line with the standard of care. If this expectation hasn’t been met then there is cause to establish negligence.
In some cases patients may be injured under a doctor’s care. Though a lack of care may be the grounds to establish negligence, claiming its legitimacy will be difficult unless that standard of / care has caused an injury. There is no case if the injury was not caused by negligence.
Cases can be Costly
Litigation for medical malpractice lawsuits are very pricey. Because of this, many cases require testimonies from experts, as well as the required proof that the negligence caused the injury. Depending on the injury, however, the cost of the lawsuit may far outweigh the cost of recovery.
Medical malpractice cases should be pursued if they result in loss of income, disability, significant medical bills. As stated before, these accident cases can be very costly, and being able to cover the cost of the case, and the cost for the injury and repair is optimal.
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