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Proving Negligence in a Hospital Malpractice Claim

  • 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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