Grounds for a Medical Malpractice Claim
If you have been injured by the negligence of a medical practitioner, you may be entitled to compensation
for your emotional, physical, and financial suffering. Before you can file a claim, however, you must
demonstrate that you have the legal grounds for that claim.
Medical malpractice can result from a variety of actions taken or neglected by the medical practitioner,
- Neglecting to provide appropriate or adequate treatment for a problem or condition
- Misdiagnosing a condition, or failing to diagnose a condition
- Delaying treatment beyond reasonable time constraints
In order to establish the basis for a claim of negligence by a medical practitioner, there are certain
facts you must establish:
- The provider had some sort of obligation and responsibility for your care. This includes a doctor, nurse,
or other physician in the medical field.
- The medical provider did not adhere to a standard level of reasonable care. The standard of care is
demonstrated by obvious errors performed by the provider or can be explained by an expert.
- By not adhering to a reasonable standard of care, the practitioner caused a preventable injury.
In order to file a claim, damages must have occurred. There is no basis for any claim without damages.
Damages and losses may be emotional or financial.
If you or a loved one has been injured by the negligent acts of a medical practitioner, you may be entitled
to legal compensation. Contact the Iowa medical malpractice lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600
to discuss your legal options.