Updated on: 6/3/2018
What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice is defined as a medical professional who acts negligently, causing its patient to be injured or to wrongfully die. This can be a specific professional or an institution, such as a doctor’s office or hospital.
As a medical professional, they are to provide a minimum standard of care in his/her area. Common mistakes include leaving sponges, instruments, or other objects in patient; operating on the wrong part of the body; medication errors; or post-surgical infections, including the failure to diagnose properly.
If you believe that your surgery, treatment, post-surgical treatment, etc. was not properly done by a medical professional, it is important that you seek legal counsel. Medical malpractice can cause severe issues. It is important to pursue a case against the doctor in order to make sure your medical bills are covered and most importantly, that the same mistake does not happen to another individual.