How Do I Prove That My Doctor Was Negligent?

Proving negligence is one of the most difficult, yet essential, aspects of any personal injury case. If you are unable to prove negligence, it is very unlikely that you will be able to successfully pursue financial compensation for the injuries you have sustained. This is particularly true in cases of medical malpractice where negligence on the part of a doctor, nurse or other medical practitioner has resulted in a serious or life-threatening injury. In these types of cases, it is first necessary to prove that a doctor-patient relationship did actually exist.

Once that has been established, evidence will need to be gathered to show negligence or extreme carelessness on the part of the doctor in question. An honest error or simple mistake is not enough to prove negligence. Doctors are not expected to be perfect. Doctors are expected to deliver a certain standard of care and treatment which would be expected from any competent doctor, with the same level of training and experience, in those exact circumstances. Expert testimony can often be invaluable in proving doctor negligence.

Showing the direct connection between how your doctor's negligence lead to your injuries is the final requirement which must be met for your claim to have merit. Hiring a Long Island personal injury attorney from our firm to represent your interests will dramatically increase the likelihood of you being able to prove negligence, substantiate your claim and recover the compensation you may be entitled to receive. The lawyers at our firm have represented all types of personal injury cases over the past few decades, and we are extremely adept at proving negligence.

We realize the pain, frustration and sense of betrayal you may be feeling after sustaining injury at the hands of the medical professional into whose care you were entrusted. We are here to help. Our rigorous scrutiny of each case we take on, as well as our attention to detail during case preparation is what has allowed to help so many victims recover substantial settlements and verdicts. Do not wait any longer. If you need help proving doctor negligence, call The Odierno Law Firm, P.C. to find out how to proceed with your claim.