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What Is Medical Malpractice?

Posted on 06/05/2013

Medical Malpractice usually describes any treatment, a lack of treatment, or any other deviation from accepted standards of medical care, health care, or safety on the part of the health care provider that causes harm to the patient. Some examples include the following:

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Improper treatment
  • Failure to diagnose
  • Delay in treatment
  • Failure to complete appropriate follow-up treatment
  • Prescription errors
  • Surgical errors
  • Acquired infections
  • Failure to monitor patient vital signs