Medical Professional Liability

What does Medical Professional Liability mean?

Medical Professional Liability occurs if a health care provider or doctor commits an error or omission which causes injury to the patient. Generally, the claimant must prove that the error or negligent actions deviated from the accepted standards of the medical community or was different from what another doctor in a similar circumstance would have done.

To win a medical professional liability claim the patient must prove certain elements of malpractice. For instance, the claimant must prove duty of care, standard of care, breach of the standard of care, injury proximately caused by breach of duty, and damages caused by the breach.

Patients who have been injured may have been injured due to a wide variety of actions. The most common malpractice claims are based on a misdiagnosis, a failure to diagnose, injuries from anesthesia, blood transfusions, prescription errors, injuries from equipment, inappropriate treatment, operating on the wrong site, or failure to obtain informed consent prior to treatment. If you have been injured by a medical professional you have a limited time to seek compensation through a medical malpractice claim. Talk to a lawyer for more information about your state's medical malpractice laws.

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