Your Doctor Did Something Wrong – Do You Have A Medical Malpractice C

Your doctor did something wrong and you want to know if you have a medical malpractice claim. You may have a claim, but you also may not have a claim. Let me explain.

For your doctor to be liable for doing something wrong to you, your doctor must have acted in a way opposite of what a reasonably prudent doctor would have acted in the same situation. Your doctor must (1) have done something that a reasonably prudent doctor would not have done or (2) your doctor must not have done something that a reasonably prudent doctor would have done.

For example, if, during regular surgery, your doctor “nicked” with a scalpel an organ that a reasonable prudent doctor would not have “nicked”, you may have a medical malpractice case. If, during regular surgery, your doctor did not remove a clamp that a reasonably prudent doctor would have removed, then you may have a medical malpractice case. However, if either of these happened in an emergency case where there were extenuating circumstances, your doctor may not have committed medical malpractice because your doctor may have acted the same way that a reasonably prudent doctor may have acted in the same situation.

For your doctor to be required to compensate you for medical malpractice, in addition to your doctor not acting the same way as a reasonably prudent doctor would have acted in the same situation, you must also have been injured. For example, it may be wrong to “nick” an organ during surgery, and your doctor may have done that. But, if your doctor stitched up the “nick” and it did not cause you an injury, then you would not be entitled to be compensated by your doctor. Of course, if your doctor “nicked” an organ during surgery and that organ then caused you additional medical problems, you would probably have a medical malpractice case.

Medical malpractice depends on the specific facts of what your doctor did or did not do in your specific situation. If you think that your doctor has committed medical malpractice, ask other health care providers. You may be surprised. One attorney who handles medical malpractice cases told me that, in many of the cases that he handles, health care providers have told patients that their doctor committed medical malpractice.

This is general information only. If you have any questions whatsoever, talk with a lawyer licensed in your state.

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