Proving Fault in Medical Malpractice Cases
Medical malpractice cases often involve serious and life-altering injuries, and can be very complex and expensive to try. Because the burden of proof rests entirely on the plaintiff, it is very important that medical malpractice cases be handled by a law firm with substantial experience and a history of positive outcomes. At Shrager & Sachs, we have handled countless malpractice cases and know what it takes to help our clients obtain the money they deserve after a doctor or health care provider’s mistake left them injured.
Medical malpractice cases hinge on proving negligence, which means that the care provider or doctor did not meet the standard of care that was due to the patient.In order to prove negligence, a lawyer must be able to prove the following elements:
- Duty: A duty of care existed between the patient and the health care professional
- Breach of Duty: The health care professional failed to meet the standard of care
- Damages: The patient suffered injury or death
- Causation: The patient’s injury or death directly resulted from the doctor’s actions
At Shrager & Sachs, we have an extensive network of professionals who help us prove our cases by acting as expert witnesses. These experts are instrumental to the success of our cases because they help establish a doctor’s breach of duty by proving that other doctors with similar training and experience would have acted differently in the same situation.
Establishing causation is often the most difficult part of proving a medical malpractice case, involving careful documentation of exactly how an injury impacts a person’s life. Our attorneys are so good at handling these cases, other lawyers often refer their most difficult cases to us.
Experience You Can Trust
We handle a variety of medical malpractice cases at our firm, including but not limited to birth injuries, pediatric cases, surgical errors, negligent prescription cases,failure to diagnose cases, and much more. If you or a loved one believe your injury stemmed from a doctor error, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice case. Speak with an attorney at Shrager & Sachs to learn whether you have a case, how much it may be worth, and what we can do to help.
Request a complimentary consultation with a Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyer today by calling (888) 899-0652.
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