Does someone who is not satisfied with the results of his or her surgery have a malpractice case?

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Simply being unsatisfied with the results of a surgery is not enough grounds to file a medical malpractice claim. To successfully sue a physician for malpractice, your medical malpractice lawyers in Louisville must show that the unsatisfactory results of your surgery were the result of your doctor’s negligence or a deviation from the standard of care. 

To prove medical malpractice in any case, you must be able to prove: 

  • that a patient-doctor relationship did indeed exist between you and the physician;
  • that the doctor was negligent, made a mistake, or was not reasonably careful or skillful in delivering your treatment;
  • that the doctor’s negligence or mistakes led to your injury (in this case, the unsatisfactory results of your surgery); and
  • that your injury caused you damages, in the way of physical pain, medical costs, mental anguish, lost income, lost earning capacity and more. 


If you are unhappy or unsatisfied with the results of your surgery, you very well could have grounds for a medical malpractice claim; however, to accurately determine this, you should consult a legal professional. They will be able to gather evidence, consult medical experts, and use their past experiences with malpractice suits to determine whether or not your particular situation lends itself to a successful claim. 

If you believe your unsatisfactory surgery results are the product of negligence or a mistake on the doctor’s part, call 502-210-8942 or 888-450-4456 today. Gray & White Law Firm’s medical malpractice lawyers in Louisville can evaluate your case and estimate how much compensation you should be due.