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Medical malpractice is a legal concept that requires health care professionals to provide certain standards of care to patients. These professionals can include physicians, specialists, obstetricians, nurses, therapists and other types of medical personnel. When health care providers fail to uphold reasonable standards of care for their given profession or medical area, or when they exhibit negligence while treating patients, they can be held liable for the damages patients suffer.

Medical malpractice can occur in nearly any type of clinical setting and for any type of treatment. Some of the most common examples of medical malpractice include:

  • Birth Injuries

  • Surgical Errors

  • Emergency Room Errors

  • Medication Errors

  • Misdiagnosis / Failure to Diagnose

  • Hospital Infections
     

While medical malpractice claims may seem simple, they pose a number of legal difficulties. One of the largest barriers in litigating these cases is the fact that all patients accept some risk when undergoing medical procedures or treatment. Although there has been incredible progress in medical science and technology, modern innovations have yet to prevent all potential for human error or to alleviate medical professionals from all liability.
 

This means that, while risks are unavoidable, there are still departures from established standards of care, regulatory violations, many types of preventable injuries and damages, and many instances of medical negligence for which health care providers can, and must, be held accountable. Medical Malpractice claims are also complicated by the technical medical information involved, which is why our firm works with experts to build the strongest possible cases.