Is It Difficult to Prove Medical Malpractice?

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What is Medical Malpractice?

When a doctor, medical professional, or other healthcare provider has caused harm by delivering less than the standard of care, it may be considered medical malpractice. Medical malpractice claims are complicated and can be challenging to prove. However, when patients have an attorney in their corner who understands Michigan med-mal laws, it can make all the difference in the outcome of a case.

Read on to learn more about the requirements that need to be met in Michigan medical malpractice cases.

How Can I Prove I was Harmed by Medical Professionals?

When pursuing a medical malpractice claim in Michigan, providing proof that you were harmed is a vital component of your case. While your attorney may need additional information and proof documentation, here are some basic requirements that need to be met:

Establish The Doctor-Patient Relationship

Proof that you hired the doctor to perform medical services is a key element in a medical malpractice claim. Providing things such as medical invoices, test results, and other correspondence from a doctor’s office is crucial.

You Received Substandard Care

Showing proof that the medical professional acted with less than the medical standard of care is critical. Evidence in this area may require an expert medical witness to testify about what a competent and skilled medical provider would have done if presented the same situation.

The Link Between the Medical Professional’s Negligence and the Injury

A critical component of proof is to show that your medical provider’s action or failure to act caused your health condition to worsen or that you suffered an additional injury. It’s crucial also to prove that your injury is not related to an existing or underlying condition, but a direct result of receiving substandard care.

Proof of Damages

Proof of damages establishes your economic and non-economic losses. You may need to include documentation that shows the cost of your medical treatments, loss of income, and the inability to work due to the substandard medical care you received.

Speak to a Michigan Medical Malpractice Lawyer and Learn your Rights.

If you or your loved one suffered injuries or had a condition worsen as a result of medical negligence, we are here to help you seek justice. Our experienced medical malpractice lawyers are ready to answer your questions, explain your legal options and fight to protect your rights.

You may be entitled to financial compensation for your losses; if so, our team can help you work to recover the maximum compensation you are owed.

To schedule a consultation with an attorney at Grewal Law PLLC, call (888) 211-5798 today.