What is Medical Negligence?

Medical negligence, also called medical negligence or professional negligence, is a tort brought when a doctor’s negligence to do his/her professional duties constitutes an unnecessary injury and, consequently, the patient suffers damage. Doctors commit medical negligence when they fail to diagnose, treat, observe, advise, or prevent a disease or condition and fail to do something that ought to have prevented the disease. Negligence can be general or specific and can have disastrous consequences.

Medical Negligence Claims         Medical Negligence Claims, in some exceptional cases, to grossly incompetent or dangerous medical practice. The patient may demand compensation for the injuries caused by medical negligence. There are also common procedural delays in the treatment that causes even further suffering.

As Medical Negligence Claims involve tort law, the attorney handling the case must be qualified and experienced in tort law. Personal injury attorneys deal with these types of cases all the time. Their role is to help the client get justice in a court of law by protecting his legal rights and winning the case. The attorney should ensure that the client obtains complete compensation from the party who has acted against him/her. In some instances, the victim may be forced to pay the medical treatment cost out of his/her settlement if the physician is found to be liable for the malpractice.

The first thing that the aggrieved patient must show is negligence on the professional’s part at the very outset. It is usually done through negligence that led to the doctor not following an accepted medical practice. A patient can claim for this in court. The negligence also leads to physical injuries or illnesses that have resulted in long term disability and, in many cases, death. A person who has suffered needlessly because of this negligence has the right to seek damages for the pain, suffering, physical impairment, and other negligence results.

The plaintiff cannot bring medical negligence claims before a jury trial. In such a trial, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant was aware of professional care deficiency. Otherwise, he would have been open to defence for not performing his duties properly. The defence can challenge the legality of the proceedings, bring up new evidence or questioning the extent of the damage or loss, the extent of the institution’s liability, the physician’s competency, the impact of the treatment on the family and other witnesses called by the defence. If the jury concludes that the defendant was aware of the deficiencies in his duties’ performance, it is obliged to award compensation.

The plaintiffs need to file this type of lawsuit to find good personal injury lawyers competent in tort reform efforts. These lawyers are proficient in dealing with the different states when filing lawsuits for different medical negligence claims. Most victims are filing their lawsuits in Florida because this is where the tort reform laws are strongest. Most attorneys file these cases in Florida because they know that the lawsuit cannot be filed in other states unless it involves extreme circumstances.

If the plaintiff’s verdict is less than favourable, there are two standard alternatives available for him. The person can file a case in the circuit court and ask the jury to award damages or file for a ‘writ of mandamus against the physicians. A writ of mandamus is issued by a court of law, which gives the plaintiff the authority to request the court to issue a temporary restraining order against the physicians. The restraining order prohibits the physicians from doing anything to help the plaintiff recover damages from the negligent physician. It enables the plaintiff to collect debts from the doctors and secure monetary compensation for himself.