Medical negligence, also called medical malpractice, is the medical treatment that falls below the standard medical care required by law. This happens when a medical professional, such as a doctor or a nurse, does not competently perform their required medical duties.
Some common types of medical negligence are:
Proving a medical professional’s treatment was medical negligent, involves showing that specific elements occurred:
Defenses to medical negligence include:
Yes, a personal injury lawyer can help you determine if you have a case for medical negligence. In addition, a lawyer may be able to represent you in your medical malpractice case.
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