Open Accessibility Menu
COVID-19 UPDATE: We are open! Our team is working and offering consultations via phone, e-mail, and video conferencing.

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.

Categories:

Request Your Free Case Evaluation

Fill out the form below to get started or give us a call at (888) 204-8440 to speak with our legal team directly.

  • Please enter your First Name.
  • Please enter your Last Name.
  • This isn't a valid phone number.
    Please enter your phone number.
    You entered an invalid number.
  • This isn't a valid email address.
    Please enter your email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.

Our Locations

  • Carmel Office: 11939 N. Meridian St.
    Carmel, IN 46032
  • Indianapolis Office: 201 N. Illinois St.,
    16th Floor - South Tower

    Indianapolis, IN 46204
  • Champaign Office: 701 Devonshire Dr., Suite C17
    Champaign, IL 61820