Medical malpractice is a negative example of leadership that leads to a severe injury or death. Generally speaking, medical practice denotes a legal offense that if a medical professional does not perform his or her duties properly due to negligence. Medical professionals include doctors, nurses, dentists, chiropractors, opticians, pharmacists etc.
In Cyprus, medical practice is covered by the civil law (Cap.148). However, many times, a medical malpractice case in Cyprus considers a dispute over the ‘standard of care’. The term ‘standard of care’ denotes the level of skill, expertise and care practiced by medical professionals under some particular circumstances. In Cyprus, ‘standard of care’ are often consulted from medical professionals who practice medicine in the same specialty as the defendant. The expert’s testimony is essential since a lack of recovery does not imply that the ‘standard of care’ has not been followed Medical Condition.
I list some outstanding examples of medical malpractice.
Birth injury claims
Failure to provide an adequate diagnosis
Substandard and unnecessary surgery
Claims related to misperformance of pharmacists, opticians, physiotherapists, chiropractors and other medical professionals.
In a case of severe injury or death, a litigation lawyer will help you to file a lawsuit for medical malpractice so that you and your family receive adequate financial compensation that you suffer from.
Some important legal aspects of medical malpractice in Cyprus:
First of all, a litigation lawyer will study the case thoroughly so that there are enough evidence. In other words, the lawyer will examine the client has a case to prove. Second of all, all the facts provided by the client. This point, it should be underlined that the plaintiff must provide any proof related to medical malpractice and the reason he was there was a medical negative. Furthermore, the plaintiff must prove the results of medical negligence, for example, an injury or death. In other words, the client should provide legal advice with all the relevant details. Afterwards, the lawyer will proceed with the necessary procedures.
A litigation lawyer will take into many aspects including whether patient’s behavior led to the bad medical result, i.e. if the patient followed Doctors recommendations. Then the lawyer will begin investigating the case. The litigation lawyer will consider the medical experts and other relevant investigators during the whole process.