What is Medical Malpractice?

“Med mal” in its most basic form is the failure of a doctor or other medical professional to provide a certain level of care as required in a particular situation. While the legal definition is a bit more complex, if a doctor does or does not do something they should have, and as a result the care they provide falls short of that standard, and injuries result, those injuries are likely due to medical negligence.

Remember, very few doctors commit medical malpractice. According to the American Association for Justice, only a small fraction, 6 percent of physicians, are responsible for nearly 60 percent of all medical negligence.

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Just because your surgery or your loved one’s procedure did not go according to expectation does not mean the doctor must have committed malpractice.

At the same time, medical malpractice is a serious issue.

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A personal injury claim is a civil claim made against another person, company, party, or other organization for serious injuries they caused, to you. It does not matter whether the at-fault party was reckless, deliberate, or careless.

For many, filing a personal injury claim can be overwhelming. Calls from insurance companies, multiple adjusters, pressure to settle, denial of medical payments. All are aspects that many face despite having done nothing wrong. Some settle their claims early on, only to later learn of mounting medical bills that aren’t being paid, or injuries that won’t resolve.

These uncertainties are why the Donahue Law Firm offers a free consultation with a personal injury attorney. If you have a personal injury claim, talk to our personal injury attorney about the options avail be to you.

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