Medical Malpractice And Tort Reform

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Medical Malpractice and Tort Reform
Medical malpractice involves negligent care by a physician. The physician has either done or has not done something (neglect) to make a medical situation worse. A patient may come in with what seems to be something that isn’t serious, but it turns out to be worse because all that could have been done was not done. Medical malpractice in some states results in a cap in damages. The elements of this cause of action according to Zachary Matzo are “duty, breach, causation, and damages” (Matzo, 2015).
Elements of Medical Malpractice
In order to prevail in a medical malpractice claim the plaintiff must be able to prove duty, breach causation, and damage. Therefore, if a patient comes in with an injury the physician

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