Malpractice - what are the elements?

Posted Saturday, April 23, 2011 by Ed Harper

Malpractice against a health care provider is also known as professional negligence. The claims arise when a professional (doctor, lawyer, accountant, etc.) fails to meet a reasonable standard of care. Thus, a similar professional is needed to support the claim and criticize the work performed. This can be quite expensive and is why these claims are so difficult to bring.
The claim for any negligent act relies on four principals:
1.There was a duty to act reasonably
2.That was breached
3.Which proximately caused
4.Damage either financially and/or physically.
Thus, one who has sustained damage due to the fault of a professional should seek the advice of an attorney to determine whether the case is worth pursuing. At Harper Law PLLC we provide our clients and those that contact us with compassionate and wise legal counsel.

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