WHAT TO CONSIDER BEFORE FILING A MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAWSUIT
A physician or any medical professional may have failed to properly treat you, but this doesn’t always mean its medical malpractice. Being a plaintiff, you’ll have to have your ducks in a row before filing. If you aren’t sure if you can file a claim, here are a few things for you to consider.
Did your physician fail to perform their contract of care?
You need to establish that your doctor owed you a contract of care. This is the standard foundation of any doctor-patient relationship. If you were in that doctor’s care, their duty would be the same as what would be expected from any other physicians with similar education, specialty, and location.
Was there a breach of contract?
Medical malpractice involves an injury caused by a breach of the contract of care. This means any doctor or another medical professional that owes a duty of care to that patient must not cause harm or injury to their patient. An obvious example would be if a surgeon stitches you up with medical equipment left inside of you after surgery. A less distinct example would be misdiagnosing you and treating the nonexistent disease while neglecting the real problem.
Medical malpractice is a serious matter. With the help of an experienced medical malpractice attorney from Diaco Law, you or a loved one can receive the help you need to recover from the injuries suffered due to a negligent medical professional. Don’t wait, call us today at 888-SOS-FIRM.