Medical Malpractice Attorneys and the Locality Rule

Medical malpractice attorneys believe that lawsuits against physicians, as opposed to attorneys and other professionals, recognize the locality rule more frequently. The locality rule generally states that doctors and other healthcare professionals should live up to the acceptable standard of care as do other similarly situated professionals in the same vicinity and same community. There are many cases that refer and adopt the locality rule in similar and slightly differing ways depending on the jurisdiction. The Rule Applied One important case regarding medical malpractice was Hickson v. Martinez from a Texas appellate court. That court … [Read more...]