Malpractice has key standards and a certain process. Understanding these standards and processes are key in discovering if there is a case or not against a healthcare provider. Legal Nurse Consultants are key individuals in helping firms defend or litigate against healthcare providers. They provide expert testimony and also knowledge on standards of care.
The article, “The Anatomy of a Medical Malpractice Case” by Wagner Law Firm from Law.com looks closer at the anatomy of a malpractice case. The article states,
“At the most basic level, a medical malpractice claim begins when someone is harmed in the course of receiving treatment from a healthcare professional and seeks compensation through the legal system. While it is easy to understand that medical negligence happens – and that its consequences can be extremely serious – the process of pursuing a claim in this area of law is far more complex. Medical malpractice cases have a unique anatomy made up of many interlocking parts. A successful plaintiff must know how each part relates to their situation and must be constantly mindful of the difficulties surrounding evidence and proof.”
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