Medical malpractice refers to negligence by a medical professional. This can include doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care providers. Medical malpractice cases are complex and almost always involve expert witnesses. If you think you or a loved one has suffered an injury as a result of medical malpractice, you should consult with an experienced lawyer that practices in this area of law without delay.
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Medical Malpractice, sometimes referred to as “Med Mal” or “Medical Negligence,” is a term used to refer to negligence by a medical professional. It can take many forms, from a doctor performing surgery below the standard of care expected of a reasonable surgeon, to a pharmacist dispensing the incorrect medication to an individual.
If you have suffered an injury due to substandard medical care, you may have to commence a lawsuit to recover damages. These cases are complex. An experienced medical malpractice lawyer can help.
Frequently Asked Questions
To be successful in a medical malpractice action, you will need to prove – almost exclusively by way of expert opinion evidence – that the medical professional in question acted below the standard of care of a reasonably prudent medical professional at the material time and that that substandard care caused you harm in fact and in law. The standard of proof in these cases is that of 50%+1, meaning that you have to prove your case on a balance of probabilities. A medical malpractice lawyer can help you understand your burden and what steps must be taken to properly prosecute a medical malpractice case.