Why is causation important in a Maryland medical malpractice case?
To be able to understand the answer to this question one has to know the four essential elements of a Maryland injury case.
Those elements are duty, breach of duty, causation, and damages.
If at least any one of these elements is missing then an injury case will not be successful under Maryland law.
As for causation, one has to be able to prove that the actions, or inaction of the doctor must have been the cause of the injured person’s injury.
For example, a person is being treated by a doctor.
During the course of the treatment the person suffers a debilitating injury.
Because of this injury, the person concludes that the doctor was the cause, or reason for the injury.
A medical malpractice attorney is contacted and a medical expert is used to review the facts and records in the case.
The medical expert concludes that the doctor’s actions were not the cause of the patient’s injury, but that of a genetic condition.
If the patient tries to go forward with a medical malpractice case a strong argument will be made that the causation element has not been met.
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