We all depend on healthcare professionals to meet our needs when we are ill or injured. However, these service providers are human and unfortunately, sometimes mistakes can be made. Where a mistake is the result of a failure of the healthcare professional to meet the standard of care required and the breach of that standard has resulted in further injury or death to the patient, medical negligence has occurred.
It is important to understand that a bad outcome does not necessarily mean that the physician has been negligent. The physician must have failed to meet the reasonable standard of care of a similar physician in the circumstances and the breach of the standard of care must be the legal cause of the harm to the patient. Generally, the law requires that the patient prove on a balance of probabilities, that the patient would not have suffered the harm, but for the negligent act or omission of the physician. Often, medical malpractice cases are defended vigorously on both the issues of standard of care and causation and a careful analysis of both these issues is vital.
At Futerman Partners LLP, we will ensure that there is a thorough investigation of your potential medical malpractice case and that it be reviewed by a leading expert in the field of medicine which is relevant to your case. We will obtain medical opinions on both the issues of standard of care and causation, and if appropriate, we will commence a court action to obtain compensation for the damages suffered by you and your family.
The lawyers at Futerman Partners LLP have extensive experience and a proven track record of resolving the claims of individuals who have been the victims of medical malpractice. While we will make every effort to settle your claims, we have the experience and expertise to take your case to trial to ensure that you receive the compensation to which you are entitled under the law.