What is medical malpractice? This is a term that is used to describe any incorrect action by a member of the medical profession. Generally speaking, it references the treatments or lack thereof, and/or any other alteration from what would be considered the normal, typical means of medical care, health care, or safety.
Medical malpractice lawsuits can be brought up against many different members of the health care field. These lawsuits can be brought up against health care providers which results in some sort of problem having impacted a patient. These lawsuits may be against doctors, nurses, dentists, hospitals, pharmacists, chiropractors, as well as many different people or organizations which are involved in the medical profession.
If you believe that you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, you or more likely, an attorney representing you, will need to present a case which convinces a court of the following three key points:
1. Action by a Provider was to be performed:
Your side will need to be able the court that certain of treatment was to be performed on the patient.
2. Provider failed to perform that action:
Your team will need to convince the court that the health care provider was negligent in their actions in some manner and failed to perform the intended tasks or procedures in an acceptable manner.
3. An injury resulted
As a direct result of the actions performed by a provider, you or your loved one suffered some sort of injury.