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Proving Negligence in a Hospital Malpractice Claim

By Finkelstein & Partners, LLP

Proving Negligence in a Hospital Malpractice Claim

02/12/2018 Medical malpractice is a term describing what happens if a doctor, healthcare professional, health care facility, or hospital fails to provide care for an individual in accordance with the accepted standards of the medical profession and that individual becomes injured or ill as a result. Accordingly, there are three basic elements to prove in a medical malpractice claim. These are:

  • You were under a physician’s care.
  • While being treated, the physician failed to act as a doctor in that specific medical specialty should act.
  • As a result, you became injured, ill or your condition worsened.
Physicians and medical professionals must uphold a basic standard of care when treating patients. Some elements of improper medical care include:
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Finkelstein & Partners, LLP

Finkelstein & Partners, LLP

Personal injury lawyers at Finkelstein & Partners, LLP have more than 50 years of experience in handling personal injury cases. With a staff of more than 30 attorneys and 50 of council attorneys, we remain as dedicated as ever to fighting for and winning the compensation you deserve. We provide …

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