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The 4 D’s of Medical Malpractice

Wagner Reese

a doctor's stethoscopeMedical malpractice occurs when a medical practitioner either fails to act or acts incorrectly when providing care to a patient. Such errors may leave victims with life-long injuries and tens of thousands of dollars in medical treatment.

Learn what you must prove in a medical malpractice lawsuit to recover compensation from negligent parties.

What Are the 4 D’s of Medical Malpractice?

When considering bringing a medical malpractice lawsuit against your medical practitioner, it’s in your best interest to work with a qualified personal injury attorney who has the experience to take on large hospitals and insurance companies.

Your attorney will also be able to prove what’s known as the “four D’s of medical malpractice.” The four D’s are outlined below:

  • Duty: The medical practitioner owed you a duty of care that was consistent and acceptable by medical standards.
  • Dereliction: The medical practitioner failed in their duty of care.
  • Damages: You suffered an injury.
  • Direct cause: The medical practitioner’s failure of their duty of care directly led to your injury.

Through a medical malpractice lawsuit, you can hold your negligent provider accountable for their actions and recover the compensation you need and deserve to pay for any sudden medical expenses. Additionally, you will likely deter them from acting negligently in the future with other patients’ care.

If you or someone you love has been injured due to medical malpractice, our Indianapolis attorneys are prepared to protect your rights.

Contact Wagner Reese today at (888) 204-8440 to schedule your free consultation.


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