My Doctor Made a Medical Mistake. What Can I Do?
It is not enough to prove that you had a poor outcome from your medical care. Most clients do not realize that even where their doctor made a mistake, more proof is needed to win the case. It is necessary to show that their doctor’s negligence caused the bad outcome. If it is equally possible that something else resulted in the injury (especially natural causes) then the patient cannot win a malpractice case.
That’s why we partner with medical experts to help clients determine if their injuries were indeed caused by a medical mistake. By working with the brightest minds in the medical field, clients are able to get expert advice on their situation. While there may be many ways to treat a given ailment, the medical community does recognize a certain standard of care. If you or someone you love received different or substandard care, then medical malpractice may have indeed occurred.
In some cases, it may not even be immediately clear to patients that their doctor made a medical mistake. Doctors are authority figures whom we place ultimate trust in. It is not often that we question the way a doctor chooses to treat us. When we suspect something has gone wrong, though, those same medical experts can offer valuable insight to how things are usually done.
It is very important to carefully review all possible causes, and have an expert physician in the field study the case to make sure that a client will be able to satisfy this important burden of proof.