Medical Clinic Malpractice

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Can I Sue a Medical Clinic for Malpractice?

A medical clinical is a medical facility that focuses primary on providing outpatient care. If you are injured as a result of the care you received at a medical clinic, then you may be able to bring a medical malpractice claim against the clinic and the medical staff who treated you. Malpractice claims generally involve proving that some form of negligence occurred, resulting in injury.

What Is Malpractice in a Medical Clinic?

Like any other personal injury case, one who brings a medical clinic malpractice claim must prove the following elements:

However, there is one catch. Under the Federal Tort Claims Act, medical professionals who work at charitable free clinics are deemed to be federal employees for the purpose of civil liability. This makes them immune from medical malpractice liability, if they meet certain requirements. Presumably, this law was passed to encourage more medical professionals to offer their services for free, by making it less risky to do so. This law apparently does not apply to clinics that charge for their services, even if the fee is low.

Examples of Medical Malpractice Injuries

The following are common types of medical malpractice injuries which occur in both clinics and traditional hospitals:

Should I Hire a Medical Malpractice Lawyer?

If you have been injured from the negligence of a doctor or nurse in a medical, clinic, then you should contact an attorney immediately. An experienced medical malpractice attorney can protect your rights and assist you in getting fairly compensated for your injury.

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Last Modified: 05-29-2014 12:01 PM PDT

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