Can I sue a doctor for malpractice
My mother went under and operation to replace her knee. She then went through the healing proves buy noticed her lower leg isn’t sitting straight it’s skew. She walks with a limp and it sometimes gets hard for her to walk long distances. She mentioned that she will sue the doctor he then said he will operate again. And pay for physiotherapy… please advise if we can take legal action
Medical negligence and malpractice though commonly used interchangeably are not the same. Negligence is the failure to exercise the care that a reasonable person in the same position would exercise. Medical malpractice, in the words of Andre Calitz of Joseph’s Incorporated, “is an evaluation of conduct measured against a standard of medical care established by the medical fraternity”.
Your mother can of course sue the doctor but you must bear in that the legal process is shrouded with pitfalls and can be financially draining…litigation costs can be extremely high. So before you proceed, you must be sure of your case almost 95%. You must be able to prove that the doctor acted negligently while operating your mother and that this negligence actually caused your mother to limp and unable to walk long distance.
I think you should consider talking to any of the medical negligence attorneys.