When you’ve been a victim of medical malpractice in the Asheville area, The Law Office of Jackson Pitts fights for justice on your behalf. A physician’s negligence can be devastating to you or your family. If you or a loved one has been a victim of this, contacting a medical malpractice attorney is the first step toward your recovery.
When a medical professional commits negligence, it’s considered medical malpractice. Specific laws concerning medical malpractice vary from state to state, but there are three that are always the same no matter where you live.
Duty of care- Determine if the accused is a “health care provider.”
Standard of care- If a medical professional performs a procedure that is usually performed by a specialist or person of higher skill, and the patient is harmed. As a result, the accused will be held to the same standard of care as the more skilled professional.
Harm or damages committed- When a medical professional causes injury or damage to a patient because of substandard service or negligence the accuser must suffer some type of measurable damage that the patient would not have experienced if the medical professional had done their job right.