Medical professionals are held to an extremely high standard, and while most of our doctors and nurses perform admirably, mistakes are made. If you're here because a surgical mistake or medical error led to injury, your next steps are critical, and without legal guidance, your chances to recover compensation for an act of medical malpractice can be nearly impossible.

What Is Medical Malpractice?

Not every medical procedure is successful, but there is a difference between an accident and malpractice. Medical malpractice occurs when a patient is injured by a health care worker or facility that behaves negligently by an action, failure to act, or omission. This behavior reflects a failure to exercise adequate care, skill, or diligence and also deviates from the standard of practice that is deemed acceptable.

Medical malpractice refers to professional negligence in the form of a specific act, lack of action, or omission by a health care provider or medicalMedical Malpractice facility that fails to exercise adequate care, skill, or diligence deviates from the accepted standard of practice in the medical profession and results in injury or death to the patient.

In other words, any mistake or error by a medical professional (doctor, nurse, therapist, dentist, pharmacist, etc.) that causes serious injury, permanent disability, or death can be grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit.

4 Common Types of Medical Malpractice

There is no limit to the types of medical malpractice that can occur. However, our experience has revealed 4 common medical mistakes that occur more often than others.

The types of medical malpractice witnessed by our office often fall into one of the following categories:

  1.    Failure to diagnose cancer.
  2.    Birth Injuries
  3.    Heart Attack and Stroke.
  4.    Slip and fall inside Medical facilities.