When a patient is injured or dies as a result of the actions of a medical professional, or lack thereof, it is known as medical malpractice. If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical negligence, contact the Law Office of Eduardo de la Cruz Muñoz, P.A., where we are dedicated to ensuring our clients receive appropriate compensation for all damages resulting from medical malpractice.
In order to win a medical malpractice lawsuit, your attorney must be able to prove that the injuries or death of a loved one was a direct result of the negligence of a medical professional. Thus, your attorney must be able to provide evidence that:
A doctor-patient relationship existed.
In order to file this type of lawsuit, you must be able to prove that you or your loved one had a doctor-patient relationship with the physician. Moreover, physicians can only be sued if they were hired by the patient to provide medical care.
The doctor behaved in a negligent manner.
To sue for medical malpractice, you must be able to prove that your doctor's actions or omissions caused harm, injury, or death that a competent doctor could have avoided.
The doctor's negligence caused the injury or death.
In order to win a medical malpractice lawsuit, you must be able to prove that your injuries or the death of your loved one resulted directly from the negligence of the physician. In most cases, proving medical negligence requires the testimony of a medical expert.
Depending on the extent of your injuries, and whether or not the physician's medical negligence resulted in death, you and your loved ones may be entitled to economic, non-economic, and punitive damages, including:
This includes all past, present, and future medical costs, including visits to the ER, medical devices, doctor's appointments, and more.