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CA injury attorneyMedical malpractice is, unfortunately, not uncommon in the United States. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, medical negligence is the third leading cause of death in the U.S., right behind heart disease and cancer. Medical errors cause somewhere around 250,000 deaths each year - yet many of them are preventable. Medical malpractice can cause injuries that lead to lifelong disabilities or even death, though malpractice claims can be tricky to prove. Understanding how you must prove the negligence of a doctor is crucial to a successful medical malpractice lawsuit.

Three Elements of Proving Negligence

There are three things that you must prove when it comes to negligence in California. First, you must prove that the standard of care that your physician owed to you was violated. Second, you must prove that an injury resulted from that violation and third, you must prove that your injury had damaging consequences for your health. All three elements must be proven in order for your case to be considered legitimate.

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