What is medical malpractice?
The term “medical malpractice” can be defined as a healthcare professional’s deviation from the applicable standard of care that a similar physician would exercise under the same circumstances, resulting in serious physical injury or death.
The negligence in medical malpractice cases can occur in a variety of situations including but not limited to:
1. There may be “medical malpractice” by a delay or failure in diagnosing a disease; or
2. A surgical or anesthesia related mishap during an operative procedure could constitute “medical malpractice”; or
3. Malpractice may involve the physician’s failure to gain the informed consent of the patient for an operation or surgical procedure; or
4. A physician who has made the correct diagnosis, may thereafter commit malpractice by failing to properly treat the disease process;
5. Misuse of Prescription Drugs or a Medical Device or Implant can also be medical malpractice.