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Medical Malpractice or Negligence, Finding a Lawyer

Medical malpractice is defined as an act or omission by a health care provider which deviates from accepted standards of practice in the medical community and which causes injury to the patient. It is any type of negligence by a healthcare provider that causes an injury.

To win a medical malpractice suit, a plaintiff must establish all four of the following elements in the case:

A duty was owed. A legal duty exists when a hospital or healty care provider undertakes the care or treatment of a patient.
A duty was breached. The provider failed to conform to the relevant standard of care. The standard of care is proved by expert testimony or by obvious errors.
The breach of duty was a proximate cause of the injury.
Damages were sustained.
To successfully navigate through the legal web of the health care industry, you should hire a lawyer who specializes in medical malpractice, negligence.

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