A: First, we need to prove that there was wrongdoing (also known as a departure from good and accepted medical care). Second, we need to prove that the wrongdoing was a substantial cause of your injuries (also known as causation). Third, we need to prove that your injuries are significant and permanent. *IMPORTANT: All three of these elements must be confirmed by a doctor who has reviewed your case and your records. If any one of the elements listed above are missing, we cannot proceed with a case for you. Many times a potential client will ask whether they have a case because they suffered an injury, but there is no wrongdoing- rather a bad outcome. I have had potential clients ask whether they had a valid case when there is wrongdoing, and causation, but no permanent damages. Again, it becomes impossible to accept a case without all three elements being present.