WHAT IS MEDICAL MALPRACTICE?
Medical Malpractice or Medical Negligence occurs when a medical provider's actions fall below the accepted standard of care resulting in harm to the patient. A claim for medical malpractice is a legal claim resulting from malpractice that holds medical providers accountable for a patient's injuries caused by their negligence. To be considered malpractice, the doctor or other medical provider must have deviated from the accepted standards of medical practice. This deviation can take the form of an action or inaction. Regardless of whether the negligence was an act or an omission, it must have caused significant injury to the patient to form the basis of a medical malpractice or medical negligence lawsuit.
TYPES OF MEDICAL MALPRACTICE
- Surgical errors
- Injuries caused by dangerous and defective medical devices
- Misdiagnosis or late diagnosis
- Delayed cancer diagnosis or failure to diagnose cancer
- Obstetrical and gynecological malpractice
- Patient neglect
- Medication errors
- Emergency room errors
- Anesthesia malpractice
- Nursing home negligence, abuse and neglect
- Pharmaceutical/prescription errors
- Birth-related injuries
- Brain injuries
If you experienced injuries as a result of any of the above medical mistakes, call Kenny & Stinson to protect your rights.