Hovde Dassow + Deets
Schedule Your Free Consultation

Proving fault after medical complications

If you have had a negative experience when receiving health care, the implications may be serious enough for you to want to take legal action. This is understandable, because you likely suffered financially, physically and emotionally as a result of the incident.

However, if you want to be successful in gaining damages from your Indianapolis health care provider, you will need to be able to prove fault. This can often be difficult to do, especially in complex situations. However, by understanding the law and by knowing how fault can be established, you will be better equipped to take effective action. The following are some ways in which fault can be proven in a medical malpractice case.

Proving that negligence was present

In most situations, plaintiffs seek to show that the medical professional or health care provider was negligent in some way. In order to do this, you will need to show that a breach of duty took place, such as the doctor's duty to keep you safe. In addition, the breach of duty must be causally linked to the damages.

Careless or reckless prescription

It can be possible to take legal action as a result of being prescribed inappropriate medication. Physicians have the duty of prescribing medication that will have the highest probability of benefiting the patient. In addition, risk assessments should be conducted, and the patient should be advised of all possible side effects.

Informed consent

Patients should always be aware of the risks and possible consequences of procedures to which they give their consent. If you consented to having an operation, for example, but you were not made aware of some of the possible consequences of this operation, you may be able to take action if you suffered damages. This is because it is not possible to consent to something when you do not have an adequate amount of information.

If your life has been negatively affected by the actions of your health care provider, it is important that you do not suffer in silence. By taking swift action, you may be able to gain significant damages that could help you to live a better life in the future.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Get The Help You Need Today

Schedule Your Free Consultation To Get Started

Contact the Firm

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Hovde Dassow + Deets

Indianapolis Office
10201 N. Illinois Street
Suite 500
Indianapolis, IN 46290

Toll Free: 888-229-1778
Toll Free: 888-404-6833
Phone: 317-669-9721
Indianapolis Law Office Map

Lafayette Office
313 Columbia Street
Lafayette, IN 47909

Toll Free: 888-229-1778
Toll Free: 888-404-6833
Phone: 317-669-9721
Map & Directions

Review Us