Standard of Care in North Carolina Medical Malpractice Cases


If a health care professional makes a mistake and a patient is injured or killed, an action for medical malpractice may be brought against the person or entity responsible for the injury. In any medical malpractice case, you must prove that the doctor or hospital failed to exercise the proper standard of care in the treatments. What exactly is the standard of care, and how can you prove that a doctor’s actions fell below the accepted standard?  What is a Standard of Care?  The standard of care is what a reasonable health care professional would do in the given circumstances. If [...]