What constitutes medical malpractice?
What constitutes medical malpractice? Medical malpractice, in terms of the legal definition, is when a medical provider violates what’s called a standard of care. For example, a doctor is negligent if they fail to do something that they should have done. Or, if they did something in the manner that was inappropriate for their medical practice.
Only a medical malpractice attorney that’s experienced in this area can really examine a case. This means a personal injury attorney who has dealt with specific medical malpractice cases. You have to sit down with it, review all the medical records, and look at what the physician, hospital, nurse, whatever the medical provider is. From there, you can determine whether they did something wrong in the case. When we take on a case, we screen them and we talk to the professionals. That is really the benefit that any client gets that contacts our office. We’ll talk to those people.
If you’ve been a victim of medical malpractice, the prudent thing to do is to speak with an attorney that’s experienced with medical malpractice cases to know whether you have a case or not. Give us a call at Dickerson Oxton. We can help.