Medical malpractice cases can be extremely difficult to prove without the help of a lawyer.
First and foremost, it is essential to look at the big picture: if you or a loved one had a negative medical outcome, was it the because the doctor was being negligent or was it because there was already an established risk of it happening? Many doctors are great at what they do, but they are not miracle workers; you need to consider whether or not this negative outcome was truly avoidable. If the medical professional you worked with did not provide a certain standard of care and you feel that other doctors would have done things differently, you may have a medical malpractice case.
OTHER POINTS TO CONSIDER ABOUT LEGITIMATE MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASES
Did you have an established doctor-patient relationship? This can slightly vary in certain situations, but this basically means that a relationship is formed when a physician affirmatively acts in a patient's case by examining, diagnosing, treating, or agreeing to do so. If you met a doctor at a party being thrown by a mutual friend, you asked them for medical advice, and their medical advice turned out to be wrong, this is not a doctor-patient relationship.
Were you or your loved one in any way directly hurt because of a doctor's negligence? In order to sue for damages, there must be real harm. If you think a doctor acted negligently, but his actions did not cause you harm in any way, this would not be a malpractice case. You have to be able to prove that an injury was directly caused by a doctor's negligence.
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