Filing a Georgia Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Step 2: A Breach of the Standard of Care

Filing a Georgia Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Step 2: A Breach of the Standard of Care Feb 6, 2019

Yesterday, we talked about the first element necessary in a medical malpractice claim – a duty to conform to the standard of care. The second element needed, is a breach of the standard of care. To pursue a successful medical malpractice case, you must be able to show that the healthcare provider failed to meet the standard of care. As we discussed yesterday, this requires sworn testimony from a medical expert who has experience with the diagnosis or surgery at issue. This expert must not only establish the relevant standard of care at issue, but must also state that the defendant healthcare provider failed to meet the standard of care.

Tomorrow, we will look at the third element of a medical malpractice lawsuit – proximate cause.

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