But it can be tough to know if what you’ve suffered is medical malpractice. In many cases, you may think you’ve been harmed during a surgery or other medical procedure, and that the doctor has caused you pain you shouldn’t be suffering. However, that doesn’t always mean the cause is medical malpractice.
In order to have a claim for medical malpractice, the medical malpractice attorneys at The Law Offices of Dianne Sawaya advise that your injury must have been caused by the negligence of a provider or facility. To have a viable claim for medical malpractice, you have to prove four elements:
• The medical professional or hospital had a duty to you to provide treatment that meets the standard of care.
• The medical professional or hospital breached this legal duty.
• The breach caused your injury (known as “causation”).
• The medical professional’s or hospital’s failure to meet the standard of care caused harm to you.
Causation is often the most difficult of these four elements to prove in a Denver medical malpractice case. You must show that the medical professional or hospital caused your injury due to negligence. You must also show that the injury was not a typical or common result of your illness or medical condition that could not be prevented.
It can be difficult to pinpoint medical malpractice. If you think you or a loved one has been injured by Colorado medical malpractice, give me a call at The Law Offices of Dianne Sawaya (303) 758-4777 or email me at DLS@dlslawfirm.com. Let’s talk about your case and how we can help you.
And remember – if we take your case, we don’t get paid unless you get paid.