Medical professionals have the duty to provide you with reasonable care. If they fail in that duty, they have committed malpractice. Malpractice is another word for negligence and other wrongful conduct that results in a patient injury. It requires proof:
- Of the standard of care in effect at the time of the alleged malpractice;
- That the defendant health care provider breached the standard of care;
- That, as a direct result of the breach(es) of the standard of care, the plaintiff was injured; and
- Of the specific injuries (damages) suffered by the plaintiff
There are many types of cases involving medical negligence. Examples of medical injuries that may result in medical malpractice include misdiagnosis, leaving a foreign object in the body during surgery, anesthesia administration, or removal of wrong organs. Let Hickman Law Office help you obtain fair compensation.