Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice is the failure of a health care provider to follow the accepted standards of practice in the medical field.  If a physician or other health care provider was careless, lacked proper skills, or disregarded standardized rules resulting in injury or death to a patient, a jury may find the health care provider liable for negligence.  Hospitals can also be held liable for the negligence of its employees, including staff nurses and technicians.

Examples of Medical Malpractice include:

  • Failing to provide a proper diagnosis
  • Surgical errors
  • Failing to order necessary and appropriate medical tests
  • Failing to refer a case to a medical specialist
  • Prescribing incorrect medication
  • Birth injury resulting in brain damage or injury
  • Incorrect diagnosis that results in a failure to treat a medical condition
  • Failing to properly administer anesthesia
  • Emergency room negligence
  • Dental malpractice
  • Cosmetic surgery malpractice
  • Nursing home negligence