medical malpractice

If medical professionals are not diligent, cautious, or conscious of their duty to meet an acceptable standard of care, the patient could suffer severe harm, an illness could worsen, or they could die.

Medical malpractice laws exist to hold doctors, surgeons, nurses, pharmacists, anesthesiologists, and other medical professionals and facilities accountable when they fail to provide responsible and ethical care to patients.

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What Is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice is defined as a patient suffering substantial harm due to the negligent actions or inaction of a healthcare provider.

Medical malpractice cases have the following characteristics:

  • The healthcare provider is seeing the patient in an official capacity, thus establishing that the healthcare provider has a duty of care to the patient.
  • The healthcare provider did not provide the established standard of care. If a healthcare provider does not follow the standard of care that a reasonable healthcare provider with similar training and experience would provide under similar circumstances, the provider may have committed malpractice.
  • The patient suffered an injury as a direct result of the actions or inaction of the healthcare provider. This injury would not have occurred if malpractice had not taken place.
  • The patient suffered from serious damage as a result of the injury. Damages may include the economic, physical, and emotional consequences of the injury.

Who Can Commit Medical Malpractice?

Any healthcare provider who is caring for a patient in an official capacity can commit malpractice. Some examples of the categories of individuals who can commit malpractice are listed below:

  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Physician’s assistants
  • Physical therapists
  • Chiropractors
  • Dentists
  • Pharmacists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Paramedics
  • Anesthesiologists