Liability for Medical Malpractice Claim
Various types of professionals may be liable in a medical malpractice claim. Proving liability requires sufficient evidence, which an attorney can help you assemble.
Evidence to be assembled may include:
- medical reports;
- notations from doctors;
- results from X-rays or lab work; and
- any other documentation relevant to your treatment and injuries.
Liability in a Medical Malpractice Claim
One of the elements of a medical malpractice case is establishing liability by showing that the healthcare professional did not follow an accepted standard of care. In some circumstances, it could be an individual healthcare provider , a medical institution, or a combination.
The following are seven examples of parties that could be involved:
- anesthesiologists; and
- dentists .
Examples of institutions that may be liable:
- clinics; and
- rehabilitation centers .
In addition, those who work for these entities could also be found negligent, potentially leading to two or more parties being named in a lawsuit.
You need to show evidence of an unreasonable standard of care to prove the liability of the healthcare provider . Medical malpractice cases are built upon negligence, which means there was a deviation from the expected care a patient is to receive and the manner in which it is delivered.
To prove unreasonable standard of care for medical malpractice, you may need an expert witness. In the state of Florida, a medical expert must be in the same practice area as the party being sued and must have professional experience in the field during the previous three years.
For a better understanding of all the elements of a medical malpractice case, seek legal counsel at the Law Offices of Wolf & Pravato. Call 954-522-5800 or call 954-633-8270 to review your case and discuss further evidence you may need.