Medical negligence lawsuits can be complex and involve several elements that must be proven in order to establish a valid claim. Here are some of the key elements of a medical negligence lawsuit:
- Duty of care: The healthcare provider must have owed a duty of care to the patient. In other words, the healthcare provider must have had a professional relationship with the patient and had a legal obligation to provide a certain standard of care.
- Breach of duty: The healthcare provider must have breached the duty of care owed to the patient. This means that the healthcare provider failed to provide care that meets the accepted standard of care for their profession. This breach may be in the form of an act or omission.
- Causation: The breach of duty must have caused the patient’s injury or harm. The injury or harm must be a direct result of the healthcare provider’s breach of duty.
- Damages: The patient must have suffered some form of harm or injury as a result of the healthcare provider’s breach of duty. This harm may be physical, emotional, or financial.
In addition to these basic elements, there are other factors that may be relevant in a medical negligence lawsuit, such as the statute of limitations for filing a claim, the standard of care for a particular medical specialty, and the availability of expert witnesses to provide testimony.
It’s important to note that medical negligence cases can be complex and require specialized legal knowledge and expertise. If you believe you have been the victim of medical negligence, you should consult with an experienced attorney who can help you navigate the legal process and protect your rights.
It’s crucial that you speak to the Pisanchyn Law Firm’s medical malpractice attorneys immediately after you’ve been hurt. Many people don’t even know they have a potential medical malpractice claim, and thus lose the opportunity to pursue justice for their injuries.
Our medical malpractice team includes Christopher Pisanchyn and Eileen Evanina, both registered nurses and nurse anesthetists. Eileen Evanina was previously the head of the School of Nurse Anesthesia at the University of Scranton and is currently the Clinical Director at Columbia University in New York City. We also have access to premier doctor’s and other medical experts around the country that we consult with while prosecuting a medical negligence case.
If you or a loved one have suffered or are suffering with injury and/or disability as a result of a medical negligence you could receive compensation for all that you have endured. Our PA medical malpractice attorneys want to help you gain some peace of mind after this devastating event. We will stop at nothing to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
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