Professional Misconduct Crossword

Professional misconduct crossword clue. A United Kingdom crossword question on June 8, 2017, 11 letters.


What is Medical Malpractice?

There’s a lot more to a viable medical malpractice case than merely a mistake on the part of a health care professional or facility.

Here’s an overview of the different elements that must be in place — and that, when in dispute, must be established through evidence and testimony by the plaintiff and his or her legal team — in order to bring a successful medical malpractice lawsuit:

  • the existence of a doctor-patient relationship
  • the provision of care (which includes decisions, treatment, and the failure to treat) that fell below the accepted medical standard of care (a “breach” of the standard of care that amounts to “medical negligence,” in the language of the law)
  • a causal connection between the care provider’s medical negligence and the patient’s harm, and
  • quantifiable harm (“damages”) to the patient as a result.
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