Malpractice isn’t simply “a doctor making a mistake,” but a doctor violating a specific “standard of care.” The standard of care is a subjective measure that a judge or jury will decide, and comes down to this: would another competent doctor, in the same position as the doctor on trial, have done the same thing?
Both plaintiffs and defendants have the opportunity to convince the jury that a doctor or medical professional was either following the standard of care or ignoring it. Even when following the standard of care, unforeseeable medical problems can occur. A doctor may have been following the proper standard of care in these cases as long as he or she took the proper precautions. Since the odds are against a patient in this regard, courtroom expertise and skill in handling these cases is critical.
If you feel you have been injured by the medical malpractice of a doctor, nurse, or hospital — please feel free contact us to discuss the details of your incident, accident, or claim. We know how to investigate these claims to find out the details of what happened behind the scenes, and our attorneys have the experience to assertively litigate the claims before a jury.