Medical Malpractice Injury Attorney Serving Atlanta, Georgia
Understanding the Standard of Proof in Medical Malpractice Cases
Medical malpractice can be tragic for victims and their families.
Medical malpractice can result in severe injuries, chronic pain, loss of earnings, and hefty hospital bills – to name but a few.
While we cannot turn back time and make it all go away, we at Walker Law Group can help you receive compensation for your pain and suffering.
However, to be eligible for damages, you must meet the legal standard of proof for medical malpractice. That means there must be sufficient evidence to prove your healthcare provider was grossly negligent.
Gross Negligence: The Standard of Medical Malpractice
To establish medical malpractice, it is not enough to show that a healthcare professional made a mistake in the course of treatment.
Instead, you must prove that they fell short of the medical standard of care. This is the type and level of care expected under the circumstances from a reasonably skilled and competent healthcare professional with a similar background.
That is what we lawyers call gross negligence.
The Law Holds Specialists to a Higher Standard
Healthcare professionals who have undergone extensive training and passed rigorous examinations are considered specialists in their field. As such, they are held to a higher standard of care – that of a reasonably skilled and competent specialist with similar experience and training.
Examples include cardiologists, pediatricians, neurologists, anesthesiologists, ophthalmologists, and more.
Do You Think You May Have a Medical Malpractice Case?
The experts at Walker Law Group can advise you on your legal rights, your options, and next steps.
We are here to help you in your time of need.
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