What Happens If I Am Injured In The Course Of Medical Treatment?
The term medical liability is used to describe a finding that a physician, dentist, medical institution, or other health care provider did not meet the applicable standard of care, and that such failure was the proximate cause of the injury complained of, resulting in damage to the patient. Medical malpractice can occur in many different situations. Some examples include incorrect diagnosis, failure to treat, improper treatment, delay in treatment, prescription errors, surgical errors, etc.
The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.
Additional Medical Malpractice Articles
- How Do I Know If My Injury Constitutes Medical Malpractice?
- Is There A Time Limit In Which I Need To File A Lawsuit For Medical Malpractice?
- Who Can Be Held Accountable For The Medical Malpractice?
- How Much Can I Expect An Attorney To Charge To Handle A Medical Malpractice Case?
- How Much Can I Expect To Be Compensated For My Pain And Suffering?
- Time Limitations Or Statute Of Limitations For Filing A Claim
- Contributory Or Comparative Negligence
- Expert Witness Testimony
- Vicarious Liability
- Attorney Fees
- Patient Compensation Funds And Physician Insurance
- Recoverable Damages