What Happens If I Am Injured In The Course Of Medical Treatment?

If a medical professional makes an error, which results in injury to the patient, the patient may be able to sue the negligent party or parties for monetary damages to compensate him or her for the injury.

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.

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