Medical malpractice happens when a person is harmed by a doctor or other medical professional when the medical professional fails to competently perform his or her medical duties. Medical malpractice can include a doctor leaving an instrument in the patient’s body to failing to diagnose an illness correctly, to operating on the wrong limb. That being said medical malpractice is a complex area of law and requires lawyers with the necessary expertise to successfully win a lawsuit. Look no further than the Crowson Law Group to get the compensation you deserve for your medical malpractice injuries.
Common types of medical malpractice
A number of medical situations can lead to medical malpractice, however most fall into the following categories:
- Failure to diagnose – where a competent doctor would have diagnosed the patient or made a different diagnosis and resulted in a better outcome
- Improper treatment – if a doctor treats a patient in a way that no other competent doctor would or administers the right treatment incompetently
- Failure to warn the patient of known risks – a doctor has the duty to warn the patient of known risks of a procedure or treatment but does not and had the patient known the risks he or she would not have agreed to the procedure or treatment.
With any medical malpractice lawsuit there is need to have the following basics:
A doctor-patient relationship existed – there must be proof that you hired the doctor and the doctor agreed to be hired by you and the doctor began seeing and treating you.
The doctor was negligent – the doctor must have been negligent in diagnosis or treatment. The doctor’s negligence caused the injury – it must be proved that it is most likely than not that the doctor’s incompetence directly caused the injury.
The injury led to specific damages – Some types of harm to sue for are:
- Physical pain
- Lost work
- Mental anguish
- Lost earning capacity
- Additional medical bills
Allow us at Crowson Law Group to be the ideal companion in getting you compensated while you focus on recovering and getting better.