If you are a medical practitioner working in Indiana, while engaging in any activity that is contrary to the accepted medical standards, you may end up facing a negligence case. Proving negligence of a medical practitioner usually plays a significant role during the hearing and determination of a lawsuit.
Typically a medical negligence issue becomes medical malpractice if the treatment caused an injury to the patient or worsened their condition. Also, it becomes malpractice if it makes one experience unexpected complications during surgery, making them incur extra costs.
If you engage in medical malpractice knowingly or unknowingly, you may end up facing a medical malpractice lawsuit. Therefore, you have to stick to the expected medical standards.
However, if your medical negligence was not foreseeable, and it resulted in the injury of a patient. A medical malpractice case will be challenging to prove. Besides, if medical negligence had no grievous damage or effect on the patient’s condition, then a claim against you will not hold in a court of law.
Besides, you should be aware that not all medical negligence leads to physical injury or complications to the patient. If you get forced to deviate from the appropriate medical standard of care, and that particular patient does not sustain any injuries, then a lawsuit against you will not hold in court.
The provision of substandard treatment that goes against the accepted medical norms is likely to attract a lawsuit. You will be viewed to have failed to perform your duties and will more likely than not face a medical malpractice case.