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Examples of medical malpractice include the following:
- Medication prescription or administration errors
- Emergency department lapses
- Birth injuries to both babies and mothers
- Surgical errors and hospitalization errors
- Failure to properly monitor or follow up with the patient
- Errors involving the administration of anesthesia
- Adverse reactions (to drugs or procedures) and drug interactions
- Delays in diagnosing an illness, condition, or cancer
- Failure to diagnose medical conditions
- Failure to correctly read a report, lab results, or radiology results
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Elements of a Medical Malpractice Case
Just because a patient did not receive the outcome they wanted from their medical treatment does not automatically mean that their physician committed medical malpractice. In order for a medical negligence lawsuit to be successful, the plaintiff must be able to prove the following four elements: duty, breach of duty, causation, and damages.
- Duty: The doctor or other medical professional had a doctor-patient relationship with the plaintiff and owed him or her a legal duty of care.
- Breach of duty: The doctor failed to meet this standard duty of care.
- Causation: The doctor’s breach of duty was the reason that the patient suffered harm.
- Damages: As a result of all of the above elements, the doctor’s misconduct resulted in economic and non-economic damages (including but not limited to additional medical expenses, lost wages, lost earning capacity, and pain and suffering).
Medical experts are often the key to validating many of the required elements in a medical malpractice case. Medical procedures, diagnoses, and courses of treatment are complex and if the mistakes are not entirely obvious, testimony of an expert witness is also necessary.
Our St. Louis Medical Malpractice Attorneys Serve Clients Across the U.S.
At The Simon Law Firm, P.C., we recognize that the consequences of a medical mistake can be tremendously difficult for our clients and their families. That’s why our personal injury lawyers have dedicated countless hours reviewing medical records, researching medical literature, and speaking with medical experts about potential claims.
Our St. Louis medical malpractice lawyers provide guidance and advice throughout the entire process. We take the title “attorneys and counselors” seriously, and will address all questions or concerns you have. If you believe you have been injured by a medical provider error, please contact the medical malpractice attorneys at our firm for a free consultation. We will walk through the details and provide you with information to get you through this difficult time.