Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, nurse, surgeon, hospital or other healthcare professional provides treatment that deviates from the medical standards of care in a way that causes injury to a patient. If a patient can demonstrate that the negligent act was directly responsible for their injury, they may be awarded various damages (e.g., medical expenses, lost wages, and emotional suffering).
Medical malpractice can include misdiagnosis/failure to diagnose a disease or medical condition, birth injuries, surgical errors, medication errors, anesthesia errors, emergency room errors, medical device errors, hospital errors, along with any other negligent act or omission that causes injury.
Medical Malpractice cases tend to involve complex medical and legal issues. A medical malpractice lawyer can help you determine whether you have a viable case. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury as a result of negligence at the hands of a healthcare provider, it is vital to contact a medical malpractice lawyer to advise you of your rights.