If you suffer harm at the hands of a negligent medical professional, you deserve to seek compensation. However, proving medical malpractice is vital. There are specific factors that you must show to pursue justice and hold someone accountable for their actions.
A Doctor-Patient Relationship
The first factor to show is that you had a valid doctor-patient relationship with the negligent medical professional. When you agree to a relationship with a doctor, they must provide the highest standard of care. Your relationship grants you the right to expect reasonable care.
Diverting from the Standard of Care
The standard of care means that the doctor would have acted in the same way as any other healthcare provider in a similar situation. They must make reasonable decisions. If they don’t, they are considered negligent because they violated the standard of care.
To file a lawsuit, you must show that you suffered actual harm because of the doctor’s negligence. As such, it’s crucial to show that the doctor’s actions resulted in impairment, loss of physical or mental function, injury, deformity, disfigurement, or other problems.
Finally, you must show that the injuries resulted in real and compensable damage. For instance, if you have to pay for medical bills or long-term therapy, you can file a lawsuit. It’s also crucial to speak with a lawyer about your non-economic compensation, which can cover trauma stemming from the event.
Our Florida medical malpractice attorneys at Burnetti, P.A. will work on your behalf to pursue the maximum compensation possible. We safeguard your rights and work to prove a medical professional was negligent when they should have been providing expert care. Let our team stand on your side and be the advocates you need to confidently move forward.