When you visit a medical facility, you expect the doctors, nurses, and other staff members who help you to have the knowledge and skills necessary to provide a certain standard of care. Medical staff members must be experienced and professional because any mistakes they make could lead to serious injury or even death. If a medical facility or practitioner engages in a doctor-patient with either you or your loved one, they should be held responsible for any injuries caused by inexcusable errors or acts of negligence.
At Richard Schwartz & Associates Injury Lawyers, P.A., we can investigate the circumstances of your injury and work to hold the negligent parties accountable for any damage they caused you or your family. With over 40 years of legal experience behind us, you can rest easy knowing your case is in good hands.
Establishing a Medical Malpractice Claim
If you were injured due to the negligence or mistakes of a medical professional or medical care facility, a few things must be true in order for your situation to qualify for a medical malpractice claim.
- There Existed a Legal Duty: The potential claimant must establish that the medical professional who caused harm had a doctor-patient relationship with the harmed individual.
- Breach of Legal Duty: The medical professional must have failed to provide competent care to the patient who was harmed. This means the doctor, nurse, etc. must have failed to act in a way that any other qualified medical professional would have under the same circumstances.
- The Breach of Duty Caused Harm: It must be proven that the error or negligence the medical professional committed caused harm to the patient. In other words, it was the doctor’s mistake, and not some other factor, that caused the injury in question.
- Injury or Damages Existed: Injuries or other damages must exist. These injuries can be physical or mental, and can also include financial damages.
Let Richard Schwartz & Associates Fight for You
If you've been injured, don't hesitate to contact our team today. There are many factors to consider in a medical malpractice case, and the guidance and help of a legal professional in such circumstances can prove invaluable.