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Damage is what makes negligence medical malpractice

Posted on March 11, 2015 12:24 pm under Medical Malpractice

Although medical negligence and medical malpractice are oftentimes used in reference with each other, negligence does not always lead to medical malpractice. One element that differentiates medical malpractice from medical negligence is the presence of damages. In a medical malpractice case, it is the responsibility of the plaintiff to prove that damages have been incurred due to a medical practitioner’s negligence.

For negligence to become medical malpractice, the medical professional’s action/inaction should:

  • Cause the patient undue harm
  • Aggravate the patient’s medical situation
  • Cause the patient to undergo additional medical treatment
  • Introduce undue health complication to the patient

The damages brought about by an injury caused by medical malpractice can be too taxing to face alone. To seek legal assistance in pursuing justice and financial compensation from the responsible parties involved, speak with an Appleton-based medical malpractice attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®. Call us at (414) 271-0900 for a free initial assessment of your case.