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:
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.