The law of medical malpractice is an outgrowth of general negligence law. Medical negligence may include malpractice committed by doctors, hospital negligence, mistakes made by surgeons, pharmacists’ errors, or other lapses in care committed by health care providers of all kinds.
A negative result in medical treatment in and of itself does not mean that the health care provider committed malpractice. One must prove the standard of care required of professionals in the field of the health care provider and that they breached or failed to adhere to that standard of care, thereby causing the injury.
Medical malpractice is a politically charged issue, which has led to a complex set of state laws governing malpractice lawsuits. Pursuing a medical malpractice claim is expensive and requires expert witness testimony.
Dealing with the consequences of a medical error can be both emotionally and financially devastating to the victim as well as to his or her family. If you or someone you care about has been injured by the carelessness of a medical professional, contact us as soon as possible. We are experienced in medical malpractice and can help. Our telephone number is 803-252-9000.