Medical Malpractice Law

Explore common forms of medical malpractice, including failure to diagnose and surgical mistakes.

Learn about the procedural steps that medical malpractice victims must follow when filing a claim.

Find out what kinds of damages are available to victims and families in medical malpractice cases.

Discover the kinds of liability that may apply to hospitals whose negligence harms their patients.

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  • Birth Injuries
    Common instances of medical malpractice include negligence on the part of doctors, nurses, or hospitals in the course of facilitating prenatal care or childbirth, causing injury to the mother or baby.
  • Medication Errors
    Mistakes by pharmacists, nurses, or doctors in either administering, prescribing, or filling prescriptions for medication can lead to medical malpractice liability for any resulting patient injuries.
  • Informed Consent
    Physicians are required to obtain a patient’s informed consent for most non-emergency treatments and procedures to ensure that the patient fully understands the risks of treatment before proceeding.
  • Surgical Errors
    Medical mistakes that may occur during surgery can include a surgeon accidentally damaging a patient’s nerve or organ, anesthesia errors, or the failure to obtain a patient’s complete medical history.
  • Falls in Hospitals
    When a patient falls and is injured while in a hospital’s care, the facility may be legally responsible for damages to that individual on the basis of either medical malpractice or premises liability.
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