Medical Malpractice is also called medical negligence; it is the failure of a medical professional to meet the standard of good medical practice in the field in which the medical professional practices.
Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider – doctor, hospital, HMO, nurse, other individual or entity licensed to provide medical care or treatment – does something that competent doctors would not have done, or fails to do what a competent doctor would have done, resulting in personal injury or wrongful death.
Medical Malpractice law is complex and therefore it is important to speak with an experienced malpractice lawyer or attorney who understands the complex issues that apply. Medical malpractice claims involve analysis of medical records and all tests and studies such as MRI, CAT scan, pathology studies, etc. to determine the viability of the claim. If you or a loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice, you should act promptly to protect your rights.