Health care in America seems to get more complicated every day. Technology is revolutionizing how disorders and diseases are diagnosed and how surgery is performed. Perhaps in response to the changing landscape, doctors are becoming more specialized and sometimes it’s difficult just figuring out what type of doctor you need to see for what ails you.
The continuing advances in technology and the development of new treatment options bring with it new and improved protocols for how physicians should treat patients with various disorders. Physicians are expected to adhere to established treatment guidelines and provide their patients with at least a minimum standard of care. When a physician fails to treat a patient with the proper standard of care and the patient suffers injury as a result of that failure, the result is referred to as medical malpractice.
Filing a Malpractice Suit
When a physician fails to provide the proper standard of care to a patient and an injury results, the patient has a legal basis for a medical malpractice claim and can proceed with a medical malpractice suit against the physician. Of course, building a strong case to support a successful medical malpractice claim is a long and difficult process. For starters, standards of care are not uniform throughout the country. They vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. The standard of care in an urban area may differ from that in a rural area of the same state. So how do you establish what the standard of care is in an area? This is where medical experts come into the picture. When you are presenting a medical malpractice claim, medical experts and claims go together.
Medical Malpractice Claims
When you are trying to establish a standard of care for a physician in a specialized area of care, you do not want to rely upon a general practitioner who has no expertise in the area. If you want to win your case, it is essential that you use a medical expert, preferably a board-certified physician, to establish the standard of care expected. Such an expert can show in detail how the provider fell short of the standard required of the provider. Medical malpractice cases are always difficult cases to win; which is why medical experts are vital to your medical malpractice claim.
Medical Experts and Malpractice Claims
Litigation of a medical malpractice claim is complex and qualified medical experts are essential to a successful medical malpractice suit. Such cases involve a significant amount of technical medical information. Expert evidence in malpractice claim can explain what the expectations were of the physician. They can give specific details as to how the physician fell short of expectations and failed to provide the appropriate standard of care to the victim of the malpractice. The medical expert can also explain how the patient sustained the injury as a result of the malpractice; and assist in documenting the injuries and damages suffered by the victim.
Expert Evidence in Malpractice Claim
If you believe you have been a victim of medical malpractice and suffered injuries as a result, you should contact the medical malpractice attorney you can trust at the Law Offices of James C. DeZao. In fact, our expert lawyers can assist you through the entire legal process; start to finish, getting you full compensation for the sustained damages as a result of the malpractice. That includes: payment of all medical and treatment bills; lost wages; and compensation for pain and suffering and any permanent impairment resulting from the medical malpractice. Call us today for a free consultation at (973) 358-6134.