4 Ways a Doctor’s Duty of Care Is Established in Ohio February 19, 2012.
If you are under medical treatment from a doctor, a duty of care exists. In other words, your doctor must legally perform the job using reasonable care. Failure to do so could lead to the filing of a physician malpractice claim.
There are certain duties that are expected of a doctor. These are what establish the relationship between the doctor and patient.
Here are 4 ways a doctor’s duty of care is established:
- exercising medical care using judgment that another reasonable physician in the same specialty would.
- possessing the knowledge required for the medical specialty.
- applying medical care using knowledge and skills that would reasonably be expected by a competent physician in the same specialty.
- possessing the skills required of a competent physician working in the same medical specialty.
A violation of any of these duties that causes serious or fatal injuries to a patient could lead to the doctor being held liable.
When there is a failure to perform, or a doctor’s duty of care has been breached, this could lead to the filing of a physician malpractice claim. To learn what your rights are, contact us today at (440) 333-3800.