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The Basics of Medical Negligence Claims

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When you are sick and need some relief, it is common to visit a doctor or other medical professional.  The hope is that with their understanding of medicine, they will be able to make you feel better so you can get back to more important things.  Unfortunately, there are times when a doctor’s care is the cause of an injury, and at that time it is important to know how to receive compensation. The first criterion for proving that medical negligence occurred is by proving the existence of a doctor and patient relationship.  This is required to prove that the doctor was obligated or had a duty to provide treatment.  It is a common misconception that only doctors can be sued for medical negligence, when nurses, psychologists, pharmacists and other medical professionals. The next condition for a successful medical negligence claim is that that obligation or duty was mishandled.  You can’t claim medical malpractice because the results did not meet your standards.  It must be that the doctor didn’t exercise the same care that a reasonably skilled doctor would.  Some of the following can be the basis for your claims:  surgical errors, misdiagnosis, dosage mistakes, and other medical errors.  It would be helpful to have a second opinion about your condition if you feel like the care you received was less than standard. The last reason for your medical negligence claim is that the breach of duty was the cause of the injuries you received.  This is when it is beneficial to have the second opinion of a different medical professional or other expert testimony.  There must also be a correlation between the injury and certain physical, emotional, or financial damage which was caused by the incompetence. If you feel that a medical professional was the reason you suffered in any way, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer in Comal County who can help you repair your injuries. image courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net

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