No. You must also prove that the violation of the standard of care “caused” your injury. This can be very difficult to prove in medical malpractice cases because the medical issues can be very complicated.
The defense will normally make one of the following claims: that the injury for which the plaintiff is suing is merely a natural progression of the condition for which the patient sought treatment; that the condition for which the plaintiff sought treatment was incurable; that earlier diagnosis or treatment would not have altered the plaintiff’s outcome, or that the injury from which the plaintiff now suffers developed independently of whatever the defendant did wrong.
In order to prevail in a medical malpractice case, the plaintiff must prove that the acts of malpractice were a substantial factor in causing plaintiff’s injury.