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What is Causation and Breach of Duty


In order to file a successful medical malpractice claim in Florida, we must first prove causation and breach of duty. These are crucial elements in your case, and it is important to collect as much evidence as possible relating to your injury. Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation with our award-winning Jacksonville medical malpractice attorneys.

What is Causation?

We’re often asked by our medical malpractice clients about causation. Causation can get a little tricky, but simply put it is the deviation from the standard of care — what the physician did wrong — that caused your injuries. At Edwards & Ragatz, we get highly-trained experts to talk about what the standard of care is, and secondly, that committing malpractice caused the injuries and the damages that we’re seeking in your case.

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What is Breach of Duty?

We’re often asked by our clients about breach of duty. Your physicians, in medical malpractice, have a duty to meet the applicable standard of care. What that means is that, a lot of times, clients come to us with nothing more than a hunch that their physicians didn’t do things correctly. We gather all pertinent records and hire experts that are at the top of their field to help us determine what a physician should’ve done under similar circumstances. That’s part of our job at Edwards & Ragatz.

Were you or a loved one seriously injured due to hospital negligence and have questions about causation and breach of duty? Contact our experienced Jacksonville medical malpractice lawyers at Edwards & Ragatz, P.A. today for a free no obligation consultation and case evaluation. Let our years of experience work for you.

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