Medical Malpractice Beaumont, Texas
1. The Defendant (the doctor, nurse, hospital, etc. being sued) was negligent
2. That negligence probably caused the injured person's injuries or damages
Negligence occurs when a doctor or nurse fails to exercise ordinary care for the treatment or area of practice. That level of care is defined by the conduct of similar medical providers, and is sometimes referred to as the "standard of care."
Many bad medical results do not result from negligence. A doctor or nurse does not have to be correct in order to exercise ordinary care. This is often difficult for people to accept in light of their expectations.