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Posted on July 30, 2019 by

What is Breach of Duty in a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

People file hundreds of medical malpractice cases in Missouri every year. But not all of them are valid, and one of the reasons for that is because there was a failure to prove breach of duty. If you're considering filing a medical malpractice case, we want to make sure that you're informed about what breach of duty is, and how it can impact your case. 

What is Breach of Duty?

In a doctor/patient relationship, the doctor owes the patient a duty of care. A breach of duty means that they violated their care in some way. This could mean that they failed to diagnose a disease properly or offered treatment for a disease that the patient didn't have. Or, it could mean that a doctor left a surgical object inside a patient after an operation. Etc. 

St. Louis Personal Injury Attorneys and Proving Injuries Caused by the Breach

It's not enough to prove that there was a breach of duty. There must be a correlation drawn between the breach and the injuries the patient suffered as a result. That's why it's so important to have St. Louis personal injury attorneys on your side. 

We understand the evidence that's needed for you to win your case, and we have access to experts that can help you win. Proving a medical malpractice case may be difficult, but we will fight hard for you. Contact us today.