What Is Medical Malpractice?

When a doctor, nurse or medical professional injuries a patient while providing treatment that is below the standard of care, that medical professional and/or facility can be held responsible for negligence. Medical malpractice occurs more often than people realize. If you or a loved one has been injured due to poor quality medical care, an experienced medical malpractice attorney may be able to help you file a claim.

At the Law Office of Teresa P. Williams, we work with experts in the field including outside doctors, medical professionals and paralegals who can help you build a case that holds doctors responsible for their negligent actions.

If you or a loved one has suffered due to medical malpractice, contact us today and learn how our team may be able to help you file a claim.

What Does A Medical Malpractice Attorney Do?

A medical malpractice case will be successful when four elements of the case are proven:

  1. It must be established that the medical professional had a legal obligation to provide a set standard of care to the patient.
  2. It must be proven that the medical professional, did in fact, fail to meet the set standard of care.
  3. The patient must prove they received an injury severe enough that it is worth being compensated for.
  4. The patient must prove that they were injured as a direct result of the medical professional’s failure to meet the set standard of care.

Proving that there was a failure in medical care that led directly to an injury are the elements that will take the most work and will require the consultation of medical field experts to prove your case.

Medical malpractice cases can be confusing and highly technical. We have over 25 years of experience fighting personal injury cases including medical malpractice. We have the medical law knowledge to be able to present your case that is clear and easy to understand.

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How Does A Medical Malpractice Attorney Prove A Successful Case?

Just like an auto accident injury case, it can be a very long and stressful experience trying to build a medical malpractice case while you are dealing with an injury. The medical malpractice attorney at The Law Office of Teresa P. Williams has extensive knowledge about the law and can easily take the grunt work off your hands so you can take time to get the care you need for your injuries.

In preparation for your case, your lawyer will do a few things:

  • They will review the medical reports to determine if you have a claim.
  • If you do have a claim, they will help determine which parties involved can be held responsible.
  • Your attorney will help collect additional evidence to support your claim.
  • They can determine what kind of compensation you can expect to receive if your case is successful.
  • Your attorney will help you navigate the complicated laws around medical malpractice.
  • Lastly, they will explain your options along every step of your case.

Are There Different Kinds Of Medical Malpractice?

Bad medical care can be the result of many different areas. Our medical malpractice attorney be be able to help you argue a claim in the following areas:


Anesthesia is one of the easiest ways to injure or even kill a patient. So, an anesthesiologist has a very large responsibility to perform their duties accurately. They must fully educate a patient on what to do and not to do before their treatment including eating and drinking habits. They must also review and understand a patient’s medical report before a procedure in order to learn about possible complications related to allergies. It is also their responsibility to monitor vital signs during a procedure. If there is a failure to perform any of these duties, the anesthesiologist might be held responsible for any injuries that occur.

Emergency Rooms

Even though emergency rooms are chaotic and fast paced, doctors and nurses are still required to perform their job at a high level standard of care. If something gets overlooked that results in an injury, you may be able to be compensated for your suffering.

Bad Diagnosis

An inaccurate diagnosis can result in a lack of treatment for a different condition or could result in an injury due to treatment the patient did not need. An experienced medical malpractice attorney can help you file a claim for a misdiagnosis.

Medical Devices

When a mechanical failure happens in a medical device, the result can be catastrophic for the patient. Depending on the circumstances, a patient may be able to file a claim against the product manufacturer or even against a medical professional if the device was used improperly.

Post-Surgical Care

Doctors have a responsibility to monitor a patient after an operation. If they fail to do so, the lack of treatment could cause a serious or even deadly injury. If it is proven that the attending medical staff failed to properly monitor a patient after surgery, they might be held liable for injuries that occurred.

Contact An Experienced Personal Injury Attorney About Your Case

There is a statute of limitations on when you can file a medical malpractice claim. If you or a loved one believes they have suffered due to negligent medical care, it is important to contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney. From medical malpractice to motorcycle and truck accidents, you can call the Law Office of Teresa P. Williams, P.A. today for a free consultation to learn about your options or contact us through our website here to discuss your case.