Medical malpractice is negligence by a physician, nurse, hospital, health care professional, or nursing home that consists of either an act or the failure to act in a manner consistent with the standard of care required of that profession resulting in injury.
Negligent acts of medical malpractice by a physician or health care provider include the failure to diagnose a disease or illness, the failure to properly perform a surgical procedure or treatment, the implementation of an unnecessary procedures or medical treatment, and/or incorrect interpretation of diagnostic tests and studies.
An exact legal process must be followed in order to successfully pursue any medical malpractice claim. Initially, a medical expert is selected as an expert witness to provide testimony as to the validity of the injured party’s claim . The medical expert reviews the injured party’s medical records in order to determine the type, extent, and long-term effects of those injuries resulting from such negligence.
The law protects the rights of you and your loved ones to compensation for injuries caused by medical malpractice including death, shortened life span, permanent disability, physical pain and suffering, emotional distress, permanent disfigurement or scarring, lost wages, medical expenses, future losses, and loss of life’s enjoyment.