Medical malpractice can have some of the most severe consequences out of any type of personal injury. However, it can be the most difficult to prove as well. You need to be prepared for a long fight, as doctors and insurance companies aren’t quick to part with their money. Here are a few items you need to be prepared to prove:

Note that these elements don’t have to be proven beyond a doubt. Rather, they must each be shown to be true more likely than not. This is called proof “by a preponderance of the evidence.”