Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice

What is Medical Malpractice? Medical Malpractice is a term used for a specific type of negligence on the medical profession. It refers to the negligence of a specially trained or educated person in the performance of his or her job.

Medical malpractice (medical mistake or medical error also called medical negligence) is an act or omission of the best possible medical treatment available by a health care professional in the care of an individual which causes injury or harm to the patient.


The professional medical staff must have had a professional duty toward the person receiving the care, also accurate medical interventions care plan to reduce case of medical malpractice. For example, the Nurse was performing the professional activities of a Nurse for the patient needing the care (in either a paid or volunteer capacity). Additionally, the harm that occurred to this patient or to the property must be based on a failure to act as a prudent professional and in occordance with professional standards in the situation.

Doctors profession also often make a mistake such as failure in diagnosing a disease or a physician who has made the correct diagnosis, may thereafter commit malpractice by failing to properly treat the disease process. Medical malpractice or physician error (negligence) also may responsible for thousands and thousands of cerebral palsy cases.

Medical malpractice may happened during labor and/or delivery, the medical team may make a mistaken such as excessive use of vacuum extraction, fail to follow the necessary steps to ensure a safe delivery and failure to perform a timely cesarean section may result in damage to the motor centers in the brain. So the child was diagnose as cerebral palsy because of medical malpractice case or called medical negligence.

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