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Medical malpractice is the number three cause of death in the United States. According to a study released by the US Department of Health and Human Services in 2012, hospitals reported only 14% of treatment errors and other healthcare mistakes.

Medical malpractice is the number three cause of death in the United States. According to a study released by the US Department of Health and Human Services in 2012, hospitals reported only 14% of treatment errors and other healthcare mistakes.

For inpatient incidents, about 34% of medical malpractice claims involve surgery errors while for outpatient incidents, 46% of all claims are made up of errors in diagnosis. Approximately 93% of medical malpractice cases are resolved before the case can go to trial, which means that a mere 7% end in a verdict from a jury.

If you have been injured by a doctor or any other medical professional while receiving treatment, you may have a valid case to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. However, it is difficult to prove medical negligence and in most cases, the combined expertise of medical and legal professionals is required.

Understanding Medical Negligence

In order to have a strong medical negligence claim, being injured during the course of a treatment is not enough. The doctor must have been negligent in providing that treatment. You are then required to prove that your doctor’s negligence, whether it is a misdiagnosis, administering the wrong treatment or medication, improperly administering treatment, etc., is what directly caused you injury or harm.

Medical negligence occurs when the accepted standard of care is breached by a doctor or other medical professional. In general, standard of care is the accepted treatment methods that are applied by other medical professionals under the same circumstances. A standard of care will vary depending on different factors, including the medical condition, age of the patient, and geographic location.

Proving Medical Negligence

To file a lawsuit, it is not enough to prove that there was medical negligence on the doctor’s part. You will also need to prove that your doctor’s negligent act was a direct cause of your injuries. This may sound simple, but keep in mind that expert testimony and hours of research may be required to prove this.

Showing that your injuries were caused by negligence is known as causation. You can prove causation in a number of ways. Specifically, when you meet your attorney, you will need to provide the following documentation and information:

Your attorney will contact at least one expert witness to testify, usually another medical professional in the same field. This witness will analyze your case from a medical standpoint to help in determining medical negligence and causation.

If you or a loved one has been injured due to a doctor’s negligence, you should immediately seek the help of a fantastic medical malpractice lawyers at Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff, & Wolff of RMFW Law at 212-344-1000.

The first meeting is free. We know how to win cases. We have been doing this for years. We have won millions and millions of dollars for past clients. You can be on this fantastic list. We can make you financially whole again. Medical malpractice lawsuits are expensive but we bear all the cost if your case is viable. We only take a percentage of the final settlement. RMFW Law has every incentive to win just like you do.