Practice AreasMedical Malpractice

Medical malpractice law is a specialized area of law that deals with the legal rights of patients who have been injured by the negligence of a healthcare provider. Healthcare providers can include doctors, nurses, hospitals, and other medical professionals.

To prove medical malpractice, a patient must show that the healthcare provider:

  • owed them a duty of care,
  • breached that duty,
  • the breach caused their injuries, and
  • they suffered actual damages.

The duty of care is the standard of care that a healthcare provider is expected to meet. This standard is based on the practices of other healthcare providers in the same field.

Breach of duty occurs when a healthcare provider fails to meet the standard of care. This can happen when a healthcare provider makes a mistake, fails to diagnose a condition, or provides improper treatment.

Causation is the link between the healthcare provider’s breach of duty and the patient’s injuries. The patient must show that they would not have been injured if the healthcare provider had not breached their duty of care.

Actual damages are the losses that the patient has suffered as a result of their injuries. These damages can include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.

If a patient can prove medical malpractice, they may be entitled to compensation from the healthcare provider. This compensation can help the patient pay for their medical expenses, lost wages, and other losses.

If you believe that you have been injured by the negligence of a healthcare provider, contact The Garner Law Firm.

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