This is the third article in our 8 part series on medical malpractice litigation. The law does not expect health care professionals to provide the highest level of care, or to meet a gold standard in providing care. They are expected to exercise the reasonable degree of care that would be expected of a normal, prudent practitioner. In this article, Brenda Osmond reviews how the courts determine that standard, and whether or not there is room for common sense in assessing the standard of care.
Complexities of the Medical Malpractice Jury Trial