Generally, there is no conceptual difference between medical negligence and negligence. The usual case will be brought under the tort of negligence but occasionally actions in the tort of battery or trespass to the person could be available.
It is well-established that doctors owe a duty of care to patients. To prove medical negligence, breach of this duty and causation will have to be satisfied. This means that we will have ascertain that a doctor’s failure to provide a duty of care to the patient did cause the said injury(s). Examples of medical negligence are surgical errors, misdiagnosis, and over dosage of medication.
There are specific protocols to adhere to before making a claim against a medical practitioner. At Cosmas LLC, we will assist you with the process of making a claim against a medical professional.