Medical negligence, also called medical malpractice, is a complex branch of law, but it ultimately boils down to something very simple: You trusted a doctor to act responsibly and in your best interests, and that doctor failed to do so. If you’ve been injured while in the care of a medical professional, please contact the Alabama medical malpractice attorneys at Long & Long today at 251-432-2277 to schedule your free case consultation.
A successful medical malpractice lawsuit is built on four tenets:
- A relationship existed between you and your doctor at the time of the injury. Your doctor had a duty to care for you.
- Your doctor breached his or her duty by acting irresponsibly.
- You suffered injuries as a result of your doctor’s breach of duty.
- The damages you are seeking are direct results of those injuries.
While most medical malpractice cases concern a doctor’s failure to act professionally and with care, some also include a component of product liability. A defective medical device or defective prescription medication that a doctor uses as part of your care protocol may also be to blame for your injuries. And in those cases, the manufacturer may be held liable as well.
If you have suffered an injury while under a doctor’s care, now is the time to take the first step toward putting your life back together. Please contact Long & Long today at 251-432-2277 to discuss your case with one of our Alabama medical negligence attorney.