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Medical malpractice occurs when a hospital, doctor or other health care professional, through a negligent act or omission, causes an injury to a patient. The negligence might be the result of errors in diagnosis, treatment, aftercare or health management.

The basics of a medical malpractice claim as listed below may seem simple enough, but medicine and healthcare, although a science is not an exact science! A bad outcome isn't always proof of medical negligence. Likewise, medical malpractice law quickly becomes incredibly complex. It is essential to get advice or representation from a lawyer.

Basic Requirements for a Medical Malpractice Claim

  • A doctor or health care provider - patient relationship existed.
  • The doctor or health care provider was negligent.
  • The doctor or health care provider's negligence caused the injury.
  • The injury led to specific damages.
  • Common Types of Medical Malpractice:

    • Failure to diagnose.
    • Improper Treatment.
    • Failure to warn a patient of known risks.
    • Special Requirements in Medical Malpractice Cases

      • "Statute of Limitations".
      • Mandatory settlmenent conferencs.
      • Expert testimony may be required.
      • Doctrine of pure comparative fault.

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