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What is a medical malpractice claim for damages?

On Behalf of | Dec 18, 2019 | Personal Injury

There are different types of medical malpractice but what they all share in common is that the medical care provider was negligent and provided medically negligent care to the victim.

When victims have suffered because of medical negligence, it is important for them to be familiar with the medical malpractice legal protections available to them.

A medical malpractice claim for damages is a type of personal injury claim that can help victims of medical malpractice with their physical, financial and emotional damages. When a medical care provider has provided negligent medical care or treatment, such as by failing to diagnose the victim’s medical condition or operating on the wrong part of their body, victims may suffer harm they need help with. Negligent medical care can also include medication errors, a delayed diagnosis, an erroneous diagnosis or leaving a medical sponge or other object in the patient.

The medical care professional may be liable for medical negligence if the care they provide falls below the generally accepted standard of care in the community; the hospital or medical care facility provided improper care or provided inadequate training for staff; the hospital or medical care facility negligently hired or retained staff; the medial care facility did not adequately conduct maintenance on facilities and equipment; the hospital or medical care facility is not kept in sanitary condition; and in other circumstances as well.

When a medical care professional provides negligent medical care, it can turn the victim’s life upside down. As a result, victims of medical malpractice should understand the legal protections and remedies available to them to help them with their damages.


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