The four elements of a medical malpractice lawsuit that must be proven to win are:
Duty: The plaintiff must demonstrate that the healthcare professional had a duty to provide care and treatment according to accepted standards of practice.
Breach of Duty: The plaintiff must show that the healthcare professional breached their duty by failing to provide proper care and treatment according to accepted standards.
Causation: The plaintiff must prove that the healthcare professional’s breach of duty was a direct cause of the injury or illness suffered by the patient.
Damages: The plaintiff must demonstrate that they have suffered physical, emotional, or financial damages as a result.