What Is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional or provider is negligent with the treatment or provides substandard treatment which causes harm, injury, or death to a patient. Medical errors normally comprise the majority of medical malpractice claims. The error might have occurred because nothing was done or there was a negligent act.
Healthcare professionals or providers are always liable for all harms caused to the patient. They are only legally liable for the harm developing from the deviation from the quality of care. Medical professionals and doctors have a standard of care which they are professionally required to follow. Occasionally, they fail to follow the standard of care and the result can be medical malpractice.
Medical malpractice is most often the consequence of an improper diagnosis or negligence during medical treatment. Unfortunately, this could cause further damage to the patient’s medical condition and regrettably lead to the patient’s death.