While not every medical complication is caused by medical malpractice, the Connecticut Medical Malpractice Lawyers at Carter Mario Injury Lawyers will take the time to conduct a thorough investigation of your accident to determine if you have a case. Once it’s been determined that you have a case, how do you prove it?
A plaintiff in a medical negligence case must establish through evidence that:
- The defendant was negligent (rendered substandard care)
- The negligence was a proximate cause of injuries
- The plaintiff suffered damages as a result.
All three elements must be proven. To do that, expert testimony is almost always required to prove negligence and the causation of damages.
Having a licensed physician who is familiar with the standard of accepted medical care for the medical specialty involved is usually required as witnesses to prove the case. Experts must establish what the standards were, how the medical provider violated them, and what damage was caused by the substandard care.
If you think you’re the victim of a medical mistake, don’t wait to get help. Call our Connecticut Medical Malpractice Lawyers today at (800) 900-6700. We’re available around the clock, and your initial consultation is always free.