In simplest terms, medical malpractice is a mistake on the part of a healthcare provider. It occurs when a health care provider delivers faulty, substandard, or negligent treatment that results in death or injury to the patient.
However, several specific factors determine whether a medical malpractice case will hold water:
- There was a doctor-patient relationship, and the doctor had a duty to provide care.
- The provided care and treatment fell below accepted medical standard. In other words, is it likely that another doctor would have made a similar mistake?
- The patient suffered harm as a result of the provided care.
- The harm suffered is quantifiable.
These terms are vague and arbitrary. If you feel you’ve suffered at the hands of a doctor or other health care provider, contact a Morgan & Morgan attorney to determine the weight of your case and get a fair diagnosis.