Medical Malpractice occurs when the healthcare services are provided in a manner which causes injury and/ or death to the patient. In addition, the services provided were done in a negligent manner that falls below the standard of care normally observed by the health care professions.
Not every bad outcome of medical advice, surgery, or procedures is necessarily malpractice. Some procedures involve a certain amount of risk that’s always present. The failure of the operation or services is not necessarily malpractice.
However, patients are entitled to competent healthcare by doctors, nurses, hospitals, and other healthcare providers and facilities. If they are injured as a result of errors or omissions they are entitled to recovered damages. It is usually necessary to prove that the services provided were done so incompetently. Consequently, the patient sustained injuries. The injuries sustained were a direct result of the negligent act. It is often necessary to obtain the testimony of a doctor or other health care provider. This is so that they can give an opinion on whether or not malpractice occurred.
Many states have enacted various forms of special legislation that requires that medical malpractice claims be handled in a manner different than ordinary damage claims.
It is highly advisable to contact an attorney who is knowledgeable about medical malpractice.
How the Weiser Law Firm can help
At the Weiser Law Firm, we can help you navigate the intricacies of medical malpractice. We want to make sure that you get the compensation that you need and deserve. We can take you step by step through the process. Call us for a consultation today. 504-358-2273