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

If a medical professional makes an error that 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. Medical malpractice is the legal term used when a health care professional deviates form an accepted standard of care and directly causes harm to a patient. A medical malpractice action means an action for injury or death against a licensed health care provider based upon such provider`s alleged negligence, misconduct, errors or omissions, or breach of contract in the rendering of health related services. Some examples of medical malpractice 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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