Medical malpractice, sometimes referred to as medical negligence, occurs when a health care provider violates the governing standard of care when providing treatment to a patient, causing the patient to suffer an injury.
Medical malpractice lawsuit actions can be brought by an injured patient against any responsible licensed health care provider-including doctors, counselors, psychologists and psychotherapists. Hospitals can also be held liable for the negligence of their employees, including staff nurses and technicians.
Not every bad medical treatment is due to medical negligence. The majority of health care providers do perform quality work. However, mistakes are made by medical providers that result in thousands of personal injuries every year.
If you have undergone any form of medical treatment which, you believe, resulted in either an injury to you or a worsening of your condition, you may be a victim of medical malpractice and should seek legal counsel to ensure that your legal rights are protected and that you receive the compensation to which you are entitled.
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