My Doctor Told Me My Last Doctor Should Have Treated Me Differently. Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Case?
Author: Malcolm P. McConnell, III - Richmond Medical Malpractice Attorney
I have been a medical malpractice attorney for 26 years. On many occasions, on meeting with a potential client, they have assured me that a new physician was critical in some way of a prior physician. Often, my potential client will think this proves medical malpractice. My response to this situation is always the same: No, it doesn’t mean that at all.
Medical malpractice has a legal definition. It is not enough to prove that a doctor made a mistake. It is not enough to prove that treatment ended with a bad, unexpected result. And it is not enough that another doctor (the new doctor) would have done things differently, or…