According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, medical negligence is the third leading cause of death in the U.S., behind heart disease and cancer.
Medical malpractice is a form of personal injury law that may be committed by any member of the medical professional field, and it applies when an individual is injured in the course of receiving some type of medical treatment or medical care. A few examples of this type of negligence might include failure to diagnose, improper treatment, errors in surgery, childbirth or anesthesia, or medication errors.
Some basic requirements for a medical malpractice claim are that a doctor-patient relationship existed, that a doctor was negligent, negligence caused an injury and the injury led to specific damages, such as pain, trauma, expense or lost work.
Medical malpractice law is highly regulated by a complex body of rules and require extensive legal expertise and groundwork. The Dysart Law Firm, p.c. can review the specific facts in your situation and help determine if you have a viable medical malpractice lawsuit.