Medical malpractice is a legal term that is used when health care professionals do not provide specific standards of care to patients. These professionals : Physicians, specialists, obstetricians, nurses, therapists and other types of medical personnel.

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

 

When health care providers do not provide reasonable care, they could be held liable for the damages you suffered.

Neglect can either be an act of commission or omission. Example, if a physician fails to do something that the standard of care needs or if the physician does something that the standard of care forbids, both can be the source of a medical malpractice case. The norm of responsibility indicates what other healthcare providers in the same or similar incidents would do. It is not the norm of the most fitted physician nor is it the norm of the ordinary physician since those of lighter than average skills can still meet the model of care. For a plaintiff to be victorious in a malpractice case, the plaintiff must prove that the healthcare provider neglected to give the minimum that a patient had a right to expect. It is not sufficient that the healthcare provider was neglectful. The plaintiff also has to establish that the negligence was the reason for the adverse outcome or event.

It is also necessary to know that malpractice is never presumed. The certainty can not presume malpractice that a patient had a bad result. The plaintiff must always show, through expert medical testimony, that negligence occurred and the negligence was the cause of the negative result.

Most common examples of medical malpractice include:

-Birth Injuries
-Surgical Errors
-Emergency Room Errors
-Medication Errors
-Misdiagnosis / Failure to Diagnose
-Hospital Infections

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