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Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Case?

Doctors save lives every day, but that doesn’t mean they can’t make a mistake. Sometimes, these mistakes can have drastic consequences. If you’ve suffered losses, find out whether you have a potential medical malpractice case.

Medical malpractice refers to any action or inaction that causes you a loss as a patient. We trust our doctors, so it can feel overwhelming when something goes wrong. Fortunately, you may be able to recover damages in a civil action. Answering the question, “Do I have a medical malpractice case?” is often complicated and requires experienced legal counsel

Forms of Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice refers to an event in which a doctor, nurse, or related health professional causes injury to a patient, either by way of a negligent act or failing to take action when necessary. 

Medical malpractice can occur in many different ways. Some of the most common can include: 

  • Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose 
  • Improper dosage or medicine prescription 
  • Surgical malpractice
  • Failure to read patient history
  • Misinterpreting lab results
  • Failure to order necessary testing
  • Failure to recognize symptoms 

Healthcare professionals have tough jobs, but they also must be held to certain standards when their carelessness causes injury to a patient. Filing a medical malpractice suit acknowledges this fact. 

The Elements of a Medical Malpractice Case

For your medical malpractice claim to be legally valid, you must prove that the following elements apply in your case: 

  • You were owed a duty of care – In a typical patient-client relationship, this element is assumed to be true. 
  • Your injury was caused by negligence – In medical malpractice cases, it isn’t enough to have suffered an injury. You have to prove that, without the negligence committed by the at-fault party, your injury would not have occured. 
  • Your injury led to actual damages – If the injury caused by negligence caused you to suffer health-related losses and subsequent economic and/or emotional loss, those would be pursued in the malpractice suit in the form of damages.

Proving these elements will likely require the testimony of an expert witness, such as another doctor or a medical ethics professional. This is because it can often be difficult to prove that the doctor’s actions were actually negligent, or that a reasonable person would have acted differently. 

Do You Have a Potential Case of Medical Malpractice? 

Medical malpractice cases are some of the most complex lawsuits out there. When you’ve been injured and you suspect negligence was a factor, contacting a medical malpractice lawyer can give you a sense of the limits of your claim, as well as give you an understanding of the value of your losses. 

Contact a Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Savannah Today

Have you been injured by a medical professional’s negligence? A medical malpractice lawyer from The Nye Law Group will review your claim, and possibly help you earn a maximum settlement. 

Call 912-200-5230 or fill out the form below to schedule your free consultation with a Savannah medical malpractice lawyer from our firm today.

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