Proving Fault in Medical Malpractice Cases By Worby Vecchio Edelman, LLP on January 15, 2014

Proving Fault in Medical Malpractice CasesWhen we turn to doctors, surgeons, and other medical care professionals, we expect them to take our health and wellness seriously. It is their job to ensure that no harm comes to us when we receive medical attention. Sadly, there are many cases in which doctors and other medical professionals act negligently and fail their patients, leading to serious injuries and even fatalities. This is where speaking with personal injury attorneys is crucial.

Right now, we want to consider what it takes to establish fault in a medical malpractice lawsuit. It is crucial that fault is proven in order for our team to hold the negligent medical professional for his or her actions.

About Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

In brief, let's first define what a medical malpractice lawsuit is. A medical malpractice lawsuit is filed when a doctor, surgeon, nurse, pharmacist, or other kind of medical professional acts in a manner that leads to harm. This also includes the failure to act in an appropriate manner that would have prevented harm from occurring.

Examples of Medical Malpractice cases

Some examples of medical malpractice cases include the following:

  • Failure to diagnose a serious health problem
  • Misdiagnosis of a serious health problem
  • Performing surgery on the wrong part of the body
  • Leaving surgical instruments inside of a patient's body
  • Death of a patient following surgery due to avoidable complications
  • Filling the wrong prescription for a patient

What does it mean to prove fault?

Proving fault means to show who is responsible for an incident and how. In other words, our medical malpractice attorneys will demonstrate that a patient's injury or harm was the direct result of the medical professional's actions, which therefore means that the medical professional should be punished for such actions.

Proving fault is crucial for all kinds of personal injury cases as it establishes responsibility for an accident or incident.

How Our Legal Team Will Prove Fault In Your Case

Our legal team will examine all of the circumstances or your case of your loved one's case. We will look into the medical records to see what exactly transpired that caused an injury or fatality to occur. We will also be sure to consult other medical experts so that they can provide an opinion on whether or not the incident was avoidable, as well as whether or not the medical professional acted in a manner suitable for their profession.

All of this evidence will be presented carefully, revealing the cause and effect relationship between a medical professional's negligence and an avoidable hardship or tragedy.

Fighting for You Every Step of the Way

We understand how trying a time a lawsuit can be, especially if it involves a medical mishap of some kind. Our legal team will carefully navigate the various nuances of the legal system and help you along your way throughout the legal process. As we concentrate on the legal proceedings, you will be given peace of mind to heal, to cope, to grieve, and ultimately to move ahead with life.

Learn More About Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

For more information about medical malpractice lawsuits and how our legal experts can help you, be sure to contact our Westchester County, New York personal injury attorneys today. The entire team here looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve the very best with regard to your legal case.

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