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Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

When a health care professional’s actions or failure to take action does not follow the accepted standards of the health care industry and causes injury to a patient, it is known as medical malpractice. Medical malpractice is a particular type of professional negligence, meaning that patients injured by negligent doctors or medical staff have the right to file a lawsuit against them to be compensated for their injuries.

The plaintiff in a medical malpractice claim is required to establish four points:

  1. The duty of the health care professional to provide care to the patient must be recognized.
  2. A breach of medical duty by the health care professional needs to be proven.
  3. The health care professional’s failure to provide the appropriate level of care must be recognized
  4. The breach in duty must result in the patient’s injury.

Medical malpractice claims compensate patients that have been injured by negligent health care professionals. They also help to identify areas of the health care industry that need improving. In a report of medical malpractice claims from 1985-2000 in the U.S., 68% of incidents took place in an outpatient setting. During that 15 year period, malpractice situations caused more than 1,200 deaths.

If you or a loved one has had to experience a medical malpractice situation which has resulted in an injury, contact an attorney immediately to discuss your rights. The Waukesha medical malpractice lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.® are dedicated to the success of your lawsuit and will work closely with you to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. Call (800) 242-2874 to schedule your free initial consultation and begin the fight to protect your rights against negligent health care providers.