Medical malpractice suits are increasing. The negligence of a doctor or a healthcare provider may lead to injury or death. That doctor or healthcare provider can be sued for negligence. It is important to know whether you have grounds to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. Hiring a personal injury lawyer can help you determine how to proceed.
In order to file a medical malpractice lawsuit, you must prove the following:
1. Duty: The outcome of a medical malpractice case depends on whether the doctor owed a duty to the victim. If the doctor does not follow his standard of care, and you suffer injury as a result, then the doctor was negligent.
2. Breach of duty: When the doctor breaches the duty owed to the victim, then the doctor is liable for negligence. The jury must decide whether the doctor has breached his duty.
3. Causation or cause in fact: You must prove the doctor’s actions resulted in your injuries.
4. Damages: You not only need to prove the doctor failed to exercise care, but you must also prove that your physical injury is a direct result. You also need the support of another doctor to show your doctor/healthcare provider did something wrong that caused injury.
Medical Malpractice Attorney – Danbury Connecticut
If you or a loved one has been harmed by medical malpractice, then you need to consult a medical malpractice attorney. Attorney Eric Reinken can help you seek compensation for your injuries and losses. Call 203-541-0090 for a free consultation with Attorney Eric Reinken.