What is Medical Malpractice?

What is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice happens when the acts of the medical professional or a doctor are subpar and do not meet the standards set by the medical community for caring and attending to a patient. As a result, the patient gets injured, or his/her life is put at risk. In short, if the medical provider fails to give you treatment or care that others who have the same training would have, the health care professional will become liable for the injuries or losses.
To pursue a successful medical malpractice claim is for the plaintiff to prove the following:
1. Existence of the patient-doctor relationship
2. The failure of the doctor or medical provider to provide the standard of care for their patient
3. Causation
4. Actual damages
Mostly in medical malpractice lawsuits, the plaintiff can claim for economic or non-economic damages. The damages can be in the form of the following:
• Lost income
• Medical bills for the treatment of the injury resulting from the malpractice
• Mental anguish
• Suffering and pain
• Rehabilitation
Medical malpractice has a short deadline, and therefore, the claim should be filed quickly. However, the state laws vary from state to state on their stature of limitations. If you think you have a medical malpractice claim, you should see one of our lawyers at Colorado Medical Malpractice Lawyers now.