Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. We have a crisis in our healthcare system. It’s essential that you are aware of the four elements necessary to have a viable medical malpractice claim:
- A legal duty must exist between a healthcare provider and the patient.
- Show that the legal duty has been breached.
- Show that the breach of duty by the doctor resulted in an injury to the patient.
- Damages: there has to be a catastrophic injury in order to have a winnable case and meet the damage requirements.
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