Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional or facility provides substandard care when treating a patient, thus harming them.
Actions considered medical malpractice include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Improper or inadequate treatment
- Misuse of medications
- Unsanitary or unclean conditions
- Inadequate training of hospital staff
- Human error
- Failure to diagnose an illness
- Delay in diagnosis or treatment
- Failed surgeries
When you see a doctor for treatment of an injury or illness, you expect a high standard of care from them. If a doctor, nurse, dentist, mental health provider, therapist, or other medical professional commits errors or fails to provide care that meets an acceptable standard, they may have committed medical malpractice.
If the medical malpractice was a result of institutional conditions, supervision, lack of training, nursing, or poor hiring processes, the hospital or facility may also be held responsible.
If you are the victim of medical malpractice, it is imperative that you seek competent, trustworthy representation as soon as possible.