Do I have a Medical Malpractice Case?

By Ben Gobel on January 1, 2020

Sometimes it can be extremely difficult to determine if a doctor, a nurse, or a healthcare provider was negligent.  Sometimes it’s simple. Here are a few issues to consider as you discuss your case with an experienced medical malpractice attorney.  

Was the doctor, nurse, or healthcare provider negligent?

Medical malpractice occurs far more often than most people think.  Doctors and nurses are people too. Despite being well educated and trained, they have bad days, they get tired, and they make mistakes.  Medical malpractice occurs when those mistakes cause injuries to patients. The first step in determining whether a doctor, nurse, or healthcare provider was negligent, is to assess whether their treatment met what is called the “standard of care.”

Did the doctor, nurse, or healthcare provider meet the standard of care?

A standard of care is the generally accepted medical practice, or set of practices, used by a group of medical professionals in the same geographic area for patients suffering from a particular condition, disorder, or illness.  This standard can change depending on a number of factors, including a patient’s prior medical history and age, as well as the specific expertise of the healthcare provider. When a doctor, nurse, or healthcare provider fails to meet this standard, they are negligent.  If they are negligent, they may liable to you or someone you love for the injuries they caused.

Did the negligence cause of the patient’s injury?

Proving that a doctor, nurse, or healthcare provider was negligent is not enough.  We also need to prove that the negligence was the cause of the injuries that you or a loved on suffered.  If the negligence caused the injuries, you may have a medical malpractice case. It is important to keep in mind that the law only allows for you to be compensated for the damages that you did suffer, not those that you could have suffered.

Consider hiring an experience medical malpractice attorney.

If you suspect that you or a loved one have been the victim of medical malpractice, contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney today.  Every medical malpractice case contains complicated factual, legal, and medical issues. Because of this, it is important that you discuss your case with an experienced medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible.  Call one of our experienced medical malpractice lawyers at Ogg, Murphy & Perkosky anytime at (412) 471-8500, or send us a message through this page. The attorneys at Ogg, Murphy & Perkosky have recovered over $100,000,000 dollars on behalf of our clients and their families who were the victims of medical malpractice.  Call us now. We are almost always available and there is never a fee unless we make a financial recovery for you.