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Medical Malpractice

When patients visit a physician or medical practitioner for diagnosis and treatment of an ailment, they expect the doctor to administer reasonable care. Doctors should have the knowledge, training and capabilities necessary to properly diagnose and treat their patients. Hospital employees should have the training necessary to adequately care for patients in a safe manner. When someone is injured further by a negligent error made by a healthcare provider, then the provider has committed what is known as medical malpractice.

The Elements of a Medical Malpractice Case

Medical malpractice is characterized by the presence of medical negligence. In order for a medical malpractice case to have grounds on which to stand, the following elements of negligence must be present:

  • The doctor/practitioner owed the patient a duty of care, based upon a standard set by others in the same line of practice as him or her
  • This owed duty of care was breached
  • The patient was injured as a result of this breach
  • Damages were incurred in this situation

If a patient’s situation clearly contains the above four elements, then he or she is likely to have a successful medical malpractice case. However, it is crucial to have an experienced medical malpractice lawyer looking out for your interests in court.

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If you would like to learn more about medical malpractice and your legal options as a victim of this type of mistreatment, call Cincinnati personal injury lawyer at Stepleton Dugan, LLC today at 513-321-7733 to discuss the facts of your case.

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6071 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH 45213
(513) 321-7733

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