Every day, we put our trust in medical professionals to care for us. In many cases, this trust is deserved and patients receive the care they require. Unfortunately, for others, this trust is betrayed and injuries occur as a result. If you were injured due to a negligent medical professional’s actions, you must file a medical malpractice claim to obtain the compensation you require to cover the losses and suffering associated with your injuries.
Medical malpractice lawsuits are complicated. It is critical that you hire an experienced attorney to handle your case, so don’t put it off.
Proving Medical Malpractice
In a medical malpractice case, there are legal elements that must be proven in order to be successful.
1. There must be a doctor and patient relationship;
2. The standard of care must have been violated by the patient’s doctor; and
3. As a result of the violation, the patient must have suffered serious injuries
Keep in mind that a patient would not have a valid medical malpractice claim simply if he or she was unhappy with the results. Treatments are not always effective and, as long as the medical professional did not act negligently or make a preventable error, patients must accept that there are no guarantees in the medical field.
Evidence Necessary for Proving a Claim:
Given the complexities involved in the medical field, it is crucial to gather as much evidence as possible and for your attorney to conduct a thorough investigation.
A successful medical malpractice case requires:
• Complete medical records
• Witness testimony
• Expert testimony
• Your deposition
Expert testimony is essential in order to prove your case, which is why it is imperative that you hire an attorney with experience in handling these legal matters. Your lawyer will have access to the resources and experts you require to prove that there was medical malpractice in your treatment.
Why is it so vital to have access to a medical expert? He or she will be able to address the core issues involved in a medical malpractice case. First, a medical expert will be able to address whether your doctor followed the standard of care that all doctors in the same position would follow. Second, a medical expert will also be able to address if your doctor’s failure to uphold the standard of care resulted in your injuries.
Schedule a Case Review with a Medical Malpractice Attorney Today!
At Law Offices of Sandra M. Radna, P.C., our medical malpractice team will passionately advocate on your behalf to ensure the negligent medical professional who caused your injuries is held liable for your suffering. Our attorneys have the knowledge, resources, and insight that is necessary to effectively represent you.
Call our law office today at (631) 400-3342 to speak with a medical malpractice lawyer for an initial case review with a trusted member of our legal team to discuss your case.