Each year, patients suffer from medical mistakes which result in serious injuries or death. Nationally there are more than 1.3 million injuries caused by medical negligence and more than 180,000 deaths because of medical mistakes each year. If you or a loved one has been injured by a doctor’s mistake you may need the help of a medical malpractice attorney.
Possible Causes of Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice is professional negligence by act or omission by a health care provider (doctor, nurse, anesthesiologist, plastic surgeon, pharmacist, medical technician, etc.) in which care provided deviates from accepted standards of practice in the medical community and causes injury or death to the patient. It is the failure of a medical professional or a medical facility to provide a minimum standard of care in the areas in which the medical professional or medical facility specializes.