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Definition of Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice is the area of law which refers to any injury from the negligence of a health care professional which causes injury or death to a patient. To prove medical malpractice you would have to prove the doctor was negligent in their "duty" towards you and did not treat you in a fashion which is similar to what another doctor would have done in a similar situation.

Common medical malpractice errors includes: misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose, which means your doctor failed to diagnosis a condition or disease, or treated you for the wrong disease which made your condition worse, anesthesia errors, which have lead to brain damage or death, surgical errors such as amputating the wrong limb or leaving gauze in the body, leading to injury or death, defective products, or medication errors for overprescribing or prescribing the wrong medication.

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