How Do I Know If I Have A Medical Malpractice Case
Elements Of A Malpractice Case
Many people have a misunderstanding about medical negligence. At DeLuca & Associates, LTD Attorneys at Law, we talk to individuals every day who call to ask us whether a persistent medical problem or unsuccessful surgery might be the result of medical malpractice. The truth is, proving a case for medical that does not meet professional standards is actually a two-part legal issue.
Was Your Medical Treatment Below A Standard Of Care?
We must show that the injury was caused by decision or course of conduct that was below an accepted standard of medical care, and we will need to employ one or more medical experts to prove that fact
Was The Injury Permanent And Significant?
We must prove to the court that your injury was not only serious, but that it was permanent. If you’re going to recover from that injury, then we may not have a case.
Was The Injury Caused By The Substandard Care?
Very simply, we have to prove a link between the substandard care and the serious, permanent injury that you received. Again, we will often employ outside experts who know about your type of injuries.
Proving misdiagnosis and inappropriate medical treatment may not be enough to prove that your medical care did not meet the expected standards, unless you can also show that the treatment you received caused you additional medical harm. Not curing your disease is typically not enough to prove that your medical care did not meet expected standards, unless we can show a significant financial loss directly related to the inappropriate care.
If You Suffered An Injury And Financial Losses After Receiving Treatment By A Doctor, Surgeon Or Other Health Care Provider, We Ask These Three Basic Questions:
We believe that each doctor and hospital has a responsibility to their patients and the community to provide the highest level of preventive care, diagnosis and medical treatment up to the standards of their profession.
If the answer is yes to any of these questions, there may have a legitimate claim for compensation for injuries resulting from sub-standard medical care by your health care provider. Contact DeLuca & Associates, LTD. in Providence, Rhode Island, to discuss your case with one of our experienced lawyers. We represent clients throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts.