It’s no secret that distracted driving has become an epidemic. Even though most people understand the risks of texting while driving, many unfortunately still do.
Nothing can prepare you for hearing the following three words, “you have cancer.” It can feel like all the oxygen in the world could not help you breathe after digesting the meaning of the sentence that just got thrown at you. When you think it cannot get any worse, the doctor admits that this diagnosis is three months in the making. Suddenly a “few months” takes on a whole new meaning. It can be the difference between life and death.
In order for medical malpractice to occur, certain elements must exist. The existence of a doctor-patient relationship is fundamental. There must also be a standard of care owed to the patient.
There are four legs to a successful medical malpractice case:
If you were to visit your clinic for a splitting headache, your doctor might brush it off and send you home with aspirin. You might insist that you already tried over-the-counter medication. You may plead with your doctor, certain that something isn't right, but they refuse to take the time to properly examine your illness. Unfortunately, this situation could eventually lead to grave misdiagnosis.