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What is Medical malpractice

Medical malpractice occurs when a hospital, doctor or other health care professional, through a negligent act or omission, causes an injury to a patient. The negligence might be the result of errors in diagnosis, treatment, aftercare or health management.

To be considered medical malpractice under the law, the claim must have the following characteristics:

  • A violation of the standard of care - The law acknowledges that there are certain medical standards that are recognized by the profession as being acceptable medical treatment by reasonably prudent health care professionals under similar circumstances. This is known as the standard of care. A patient has the right to expect that health care professionals will deliver care that is consistent with these standards.
  • An injury was caused by the negligence - For a medical malpractice claim to be valid, it is not sufficient that a health care professional simply violated the standard of care. The patient must also prove he or she sustained an injury that would not have occurred in the absence of negligence.
  • The injury resulted in significant damages - Medical malpractice lawsuits are extremely expensive to litigate. For a case to be viable, the patient must show that significant damages resulted from an injury received due to the medical negligence.

Examples of Medical Malpractic

Here are some examples of medical negligence:

  • Failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis
  • Misreading or ignoring laboratory results
  • Unnecessary surgery
  • Surgical errors or wrong site surgery
  • Improper medication or dosage
  • Poor follow-up or aftercare
  • Premature discharge
  • Disregarding or not taking appropriate patient history
  • Failure to order proper testing
  • Failure to recognize symptoms

For medical malpractice cases we recommend attorney and physician Dr. Michael M. Wilson. We reccomend Dr. Wilson because all medical practitioners are required by law to provide services that meet or exceed a reasonable standard of care. But determining the precise standard is a highly technical process. Dr. Michael Wilson is both an attorney and a physician-providing his clients with distinct advantages in pursuing compensation for their injuries. you may contact Michael Wilson as follows:

Michael M. Wilson, M.D., J.D.

Cell: (202) 607-8483

Web Site: www.wilsonlaw.com