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When a doctor’s negligent act or omission causes injury to a patient, it is referred to as medical malpractice. An error in diagnosing, treating, or managing an illness or injury can constitute a negligent act or omission. Because medical malpractice injury claims are litigated under the legal theory of negligence, injured patients typically need to prove the following four elements:
- The doctor owed a duty of care to the patient;
- The doctor breached that duty by diverting from the applicable standard of care;
- The deviation from the standard of care caused the patient’s injury; and
- The patient suffered damages as a result of the injury.
Medical malpractice injury cases can be extremely lengthy and complex. That is why it is essential to hire a medical malpractice injury attorney with experience litigating malpractice claims.
Medical malpractice cases arise from a variety of negligent, reckless or intentional conduct. The most common forms of medical malpractice include:
- Failure to diagnose or delayed diagnosis: This can cause patients unnecessary suffering by precluding the opportunity of receiving early treatment that may have saved or prolonged patients’ lives.
- Lack of informed consent: Medical professionals are required to properly inform patients about the consequences of a medical procedure before asking them to sign a consent form. Lack of informed consent may expose patients to dangers they would have avoided had they been properly informed of the risks associated with the procedure.
- Surgical errors: Injuries that give rise to medical malpractice may also occur during surgery or childbirth, causing irreparable harm to the patient or child.
- Medication errors: The improper administration of anesthesia or prescription medication may cause serious health problems or death in patients.
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