23rd Aug 2017
You need a Medical Malpractice Attorney
Let’s talk about why you need a medical malpractice attorney. You will need a medical malpractice attorney that can provide you a clear analysis of your case in clear, understandable language. Here are some of the common problems and issues involved in a medical malpractice case.
The first issue in many medical malpractices cases is that of causation. Just because there is an adverse result from a procedure does not mean in a court of law that the Judge will assume that the bad result came from malpractice. The plaintiff must have sufficient evidence regarding causation to avoid summary judgment. If there is no evidence of causation, the defendant can move to have the case dismissed. So we must prove by evidence the doctor’s negligence and also that the act of negligence caused the injury.
Unless the negligence is so apparent that a layperson can understand it, we must have expert testimony on the standard of care and the cause of the injury. An expert must testify based on what is probably true not what is possible. So for example to establish the causation of a child’s cerebral palsy, we would have qualified pediatric neurologist testify. So an expert would be asked if he or she has an opinion on whether or not there were any departures from the approved standard medical care that caused the injuries. The answer must be based on a reasonable medical probability, not just a mere possibility.
You can see why you need a medical malpractice attorney.
Although a medical malpractice case can be expensive, the initial phone call is free. We would be happy to chat with you about your case and perhaps give you some need insight as to whether this is a case you should pursue.
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