Monday, November 3, 2014

When to Hire a Medical Malpractice Lawyer?

Medical malpractice is professional negligence by act or omission by a health care provider in which the treatment provided falls below the accepted standard of practice in the medical community and causes of injury or death to the patient, with most cases involving medical error.

To prove that medical malpractice occurred, the patient must be able to show these:

A doctor-patient relationship existed. If a doctor began seeing you and treating you, it is easy to prove a physician-patient relationship existed. Questions of whether or not the relationship exists most frequently arise where a consulting physician did not treat you directly.

The doctor was negligent. Just because you are unhappy with your treatment does not mean the doctor is liable for medical malpractice. The doctor must have been negligent in connection with your diagnosis or treatment.

The doctor’s negligence caused the injury. The patient must show that it is ‘more likely than not’ that the doctor’s incompetence directly caused injury. Usually, the patient must have a medical expert testify that the doctor’s negligence caused the injury.

For whatever illness or injury that must be treated, seeking a professional’s help is highly important. With 70 years of combined experience, the lawyers of Joseph M. Lichtenstein are your dedicated medical attorneys. Call our office today to consult a lawyer at (888) 392-3104.

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