In some cases, you may sue for what might have happened during a medical procedure and in some cases, no. The real question here is whether or not you are going to be able to prove that you sustained injuries as the result of negligent conduct during the procedure. Proving medical malpractice can be difficult, especially in cases where you do not know exactly what happened, but with a medical malpractice attorney’s investigation and expert witness opinions, proving medical malpractice may be a possibility.
There are four elements that need to be satisfied in order to prove medical malpractice.
In a case where you are injured by something that may have happened during the medical procedure, proving that negligence occurred is going to be the difficult part. For example, if you developed an infection after the procedure, proving that the infection was caused by negligent conduct during the procedure may be difficult or even impossible. However, a good medical malpractice attorney will look to other avenues that may make proving medical malpractice easier.
A medical professional’s duty of care does not begin when the procedure begins and it does not end when the procedure ends. Negligent conduct may occur before or after a procedure as well as during the procedure. Patients need to be informed of procedural risks and alternatives before deciding to have the procedure. They also need to follow up care after the procedure to ensure that they are adequately recovering and healing, and to make sure that they do not suffer any post-procedure complications. See below for examples of negligent conduct that can occur before or after a procedure:
If you believe your injury is a result of something related to a medical procedure, contact Philadelphia medical malpractice attorney, Eric Weitz, to schedule a consultation. We will explore the facts of your case and discuss any recovery options that may be available. If you were injured as a result of medical malpractice, you deserve to be fully compensated for your injuries and damages.