Cases That Do NOT Qualify as Medical Malpractice

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When you feel that you have been the victim of medical malpractice, you may deserve compensation for your pain and suffering that was caused by a medical professional’s negligence or recklessness. In these cases, you should always discuss your case with an attorney who specializes in medical malpractice so that you can get a settlement that will compensate you adequately for your expenses and injuries. There are, however, some cases in which medical malpractice is not the reason for your suffering, and it is important to know these scenarios. Consider the following circumstances in which medical malpractice is not likely to be a reason for the patient’s suffering.

  • Worsening conditions. One of the situations in which a medical professional cannot be held liable is a scenario in which a patient’s condition simply becomes worse during the course of their treatment. There is no guarantee that an individual will recover from any condition, even when the condition is treatable. If the doctor administered the treatment with reasonable skill and care, they can’t always control whether or not the patient will respond to treatment.
  • Untreatable conditions. Sadly, there are some health issues that can’t be treated. If a patient has a terminal condition, they cannot sue a doctor for malpractice simply because that doctor diagnosed the condition. If they acted appropriately and made reasonable decisions on patient care, it is unfair to attempt to sue a doctor for malpractice simply because you suffer from a condition that may result in terminal illness or death.

If you have suffered injuries due to medical treatment or procedure but aren’t sure if you have a medical malpractice case or not, the experienced attorneys at Shlesinger & deVilleneuve can help. We have handled these cases for years and know all of the details involved. To schedule a free consultation to discuss your case, visit our website or call us at (541) 485-8411 today.

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