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Resources - Medical Malpractice Obligations

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE OBLIGATIONS

An Act of Negligence That Results in a Medical Error Could Lead to a Medical Malpractice Case

When a professional healthcare provider commits an act of negligence that results in a medical error, a medical malpractice case may be in order. In many instances, the patient realizes there is a need for a lawsuit but lacks the knowledge and skills to proceed. With most cases involving medical errors, the negligence has to be proven either by the act of the provider or by simple omission of the act. In either case, compensation needs to be obtained to cover the physical and mental costs associated with the act.

Of course, most medical malpractice cases result from only a small percentage of professionals. When injury or death does occur, swift action needs to be taken. Although many medical professionals have some sort of liability insurance to help cover the costs, it is important to consult a medical malpractice attorney because laws may differ between states.

As with any court case, the detail and legal matters can become complicated and overwhelming. Hiring a medical malpractice attorney can help minimize worry and stress while increasing the chances of a positive outcome.