Medical malpractice is a negligent or careless act by a doctor, hospital, or other health care provider. It is the breach of the accepted standard of care that is recognized by others who are practicing with similar training in the same field of medicine. It can result from a failure to act or from acting improperly.
The patient who is injured may have reason to consider:
- Physician Malpractice
- Hospital Malpractice
- Pharmacist or Pharmacy Misconduct
- Nursing Malpractice
- HMO or Insurance Misdeeds
- Product Liability
- Premises Liability
The investigation of the causes of medical injuries and deaths and the evaluation of potential causes of action on behalf of the injured is a very specialized and detailed field of legal practice. Each unique claim is governed by its own statutes of limitations and procedural requirements which must be observed.
For these and other reasons it is advisable to seek immediate consultation with an experienced attorney in the field of Malpractice whenever an injury or death during medical care may warrant an evaluation. If there is a suspicion that medical malpractice has occurred it is necessary to consult with an attorney experienced in medical malpractice litigation as soon as possible following the event. This consultation is most times without charge.