What Is Medical Malpractice?

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.

Link [www.civilrights.com/medical.html]


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